Shirl Conway

Shirl Conway


Shirl Conway, who appeared on Broadway in Plain and Fancy, died May 7, 2007, in Shelton, WA. She was 90. Ms. Conway played Ruth Winters in the 1955 Joseph Stein-Will Glickman-Albert Hague-Arnold B. Horwitt show, which starred Barbara Cook and ran for 461 performances. The show was set in Amish country in Pennsylvania. Her character had a solo number in the first act titled "It's a Helluva Way to Run a Love Affair." She won a Theatre World Award for her performance.

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  • Born: Jun 13, 1916 in Franklinville, NY
  • Death: May 7, 2007 in Shelton, WA

Roles (2)

Plain and Fancy Playbill - Jan 1955 Plain and Fancy (1955)
Opened Jan 27, 1955
  • as Ruth Winters (Original)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Playbill - Dec 1949 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949)
Opened Dec 8, 1949
  • as Dorothy Shaw (Replacement)
  • Arrived on Nov 30, 1950


Theatre World Awards
1955 Theatre World Award Plain and Fancy Winner