Tammy Grimes

Stage Actress

Tammy Grimes was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States on January 30th, 1934 and is the Stage Actress. At the age of 82, Tammy Grimes biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1934
United States
Place of Birth
Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Death Date
Oct 31, 2016 (age 82)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Singer, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Christopher Plummer, ​ ​(m. 1956; div. 1960)​, Jeremy Slate, ​ ​(m. 1966; div. 1967)​, Richard Bell, ​ ​(m. 1971; died 2005)​
Amanda Plummer
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Tammy Grimes Life

Tammy Lee Grimes (January 30, 1934-1966) was an American actress and singer. Amanda Prynne received two Tony Awards in her career, the first for originating Molly Tobin in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and the second for appearing in a 1970 revival of Private Lives as Amanda Prynne.

The Tony Awards are also won by Christopher Plummer and their daughter, actress Amanda Plummer. In the Broadway production of California Suite, she appeared as Diana.

Diana was played by Maggie Smith, who received an Academy Award for her role.

In the 1978 Broadway and television production of Tartuffe, Grimes played Elmire.

Elvira in High Spirits and Lulu in Look After Lulu was one of Nol Coward'searliest roles. She appeared in her own television series, The Tammy Grimes Show, in 1966.

Grimes was also known for her cabaret appearances.

In 2003, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Early life

Grimes was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on January 30, 1934, the granddaughter of Eola Willard (née Niles), a naturalist and spiritualist, and Luther Nichols Grimes, an innkeeper, country club manager, and farmer.

She attended high school at Beaver Country Day School, a then all-girls school, and then Stephens College. She trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Beverley Peck Johnson studied singing.

Personal life

Grimes married Christopher Plummer on August 16, 1956, with whom she had a daughter, actress Amanda Plummer. They divorced in 1960.

Jeremy Slate, actress Jeremy Slate, married in 1966 and divorced a year later, was her second husband. Composer Richard Bell was her third husband; the two women stayed together until Bell's death in 2005.

Grimes made news in 1965 after she was beaten and injured twice in four days in New York City by what was described as "white supremacists." She believed the assaults were connected to her friendship with several black entertainers and recent public appearances with Sammy Davis Jr., who was reported to be staging a nightclub performance for her.


Tammy Grimes Career


She made her debut on the New York stage in May 1955 in Jonah and the Whale, a speaking voice comparable to a buzz saw.

In the starring role in Bus Stop in June 1955, she made her Broadway debut as an understudy for Kim Stanley. She appeared in The Littlest Revue, an off-Broadway play, and appeared in 1959 in Nol Coward's comedy, Look After Lulu! after she was discovered in a nightclub by the playwright.

She appeared in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a 1960 musical comedy for which she received a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical, despite the fact that it was the lead role) in The New York Times' description of her "busy" appearance as a rough-hewn Colorado social climber. She portrayed her role as a Western mining millionaire who survived the Titanic's sinking. She appeared in Craig Stevens' CBS drama Mr. Broadway's episode "The He-She Chemistry" in 1964. She made two appearances on Route 66, the early 1960s television series.

Grimes appeared and performed as Mehitabel in an abridged version of the musical Archy and Mehitabel titled "Play of the Week," written by Mel Brooks and Joe Darion on May 16, 1960. Eddie Bracken (who appeared in the 1970 animated film version Shinbone Alley with Carol Channing in the Mehitabel role) and Jules Munshin were among the cast members. Grimes had been originally chosen to appear in Elizabeth Montgomery's hit television situation comedy Bewitched, but she turned down the opportunity to appear in The Tammy Grimes Show. In an episode titled "Come Home Greta Inger Gruengel," she appeared on television drama Route 66 on December 13, 1963.

In 1964, she appeared in High Spirits, a musical interpretation of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, on Broadway.

Grimes appeared in her own ABC television series The Tammy Grimes Show, in which she played a modern-day heiress who loved to invest money. It was only a month, despite the fact that six new episodes had already been produced due to poor critical reaction and poor ratings.

Grimes appeared in a revival of Nol Coward's Private Lives as Amanda, returning to the Broadway stage in 1969 after nearly a decade of appearances in "dubious delights," according to The New York Times. In a New York Times article, Clive Barnes' appearance was described as "outrageously appealing." She performs every cheap trick in the histrionic book with a dash of aplomb and adoring optimism. Her voice moans, purrs, splutters; she gesticulates with her eyes, nears screaming with her hair. She is all campy, ineffective, and with the hint of tigress about her, a lovable phony with the hint of tigress, but she is also so ridiculously false that she can't be for real."

She appeared in Blithe Spirit as a member of the Stratford Festival of Canada in 1956 and then returned in 1982 to appear as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. In addition to being featured in a number of television series and motion pictures, Grimes has performed at numerous New York City night clubs and released several albums of songs. In the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel in 1968, she recited poetry as part of a solo performance. Under Ben Bagley's anthology albums of Broadway songs under his Painted Smiles record name, her voice can be heard in romantic duets. She appeared on CBS Radio Mystery Theater in 1982, replacing E.G. Marshall had been hosting the program since 1974, according to Marshall. Grimes was dropped from her co-starring role in the Neil Simon film Actors and Actresses in 1983, owing to her inability to learn her lines.

In 1974, Grimes was the voice of Albert, the cerebral-minded mouse that does not believe in Santa Claus; in the animated Rankin-Bass annual television Christmas special, Twas the Night Before Christmas; she later worked with Rankin/Bass for 1982's The Last Unicorn. She appeared in the first Broadway revival of the musical 42nd Street in 1980. Grimes was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2003. She also appeared in the off-Broadway cast of Wit & Wisdom's on-Broadway readings.

Grimes was invited by the Nol Coward Society in December 2003 to lay flowers on Sir No.l Coward's statue in Manhattan's Gershwin Theatre to celebrate the 104th birthday of "The Master." She joined Tasting Memories, a "compilation of delectable reveries in poetry, song, and prose" with a cast that changed, including Kitty Carlisle Hart, Rosemary Harris, Philip Bosco, Joy Franz, and Kathleen Noone.

Grimes co-produced director Brandon Jameson's award-winning tribute to Sesame Workshop in 2005. She returned to the cabaret stage in a critically acclaimed one-woman performance two years ago. Around this time, she was elected vice president of the Nol Coward Society.


Tammy Grimes Awards


  • Obie Award for Best Actress – Clerambard (1958)
  • Theatre World Award – Look After Lulu (1959)
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical – The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1961)
  • Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play – Private Lives (1970)