Skip to comments.Tammy Grimes, the Original 'Unsinkable Molly Brown,' Dies at 82
Posted on 11/01/2016 11:11:28 AM PDT by EveningStar
Tammy Grimes, the throaty actress and singer who conquered Broadway at the age of 26, winning a Tony Award for her performance in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and went on to a distinguished stage career, died on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82...
Ms. Grimes made films, including "Play It as It Lays," "The Last Unicorn" and "Slaves of New York," and appeared in dozens of television movies and series (including her own short-lived sitcom, "The Tammy Grimes Show," in 1966). But the starring role in the film version of "Molly Brown" (1964) went to Debbie Reynolds, who had a more traditional Hollywood look and sound...
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RIP Ms Grimes
She would have been good in that. She could be a VERY effective actress. I met her once maybe 15 years ago - very nice but quite ill.
Cutie. Sad to see her go.
“Let me whisper Dolce Far Niente my darling.”
I saw her in 42nd Street in 1980 with Jerry Orbach. He was amazing, but I don’t remember her.
Margaret "Maggie" Brown (née Tobin) (July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932) (posthumously known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"), was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist. She became famous when, after surviving the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic in Lifeboat No. 6, she exhorted the crew to return to the capsize site to look for survivors. It is unclear whether the boat actually returned to look for survivors, and if so, if any survivors were found. During her lifetime, her friends called her "Maggie", but after her death, a 1960 Broadway musical based on her life and its 1964 film adaptation were each entitled The Unsinkable Molly Brown .
“The Unsinkable Molly Brown,”
Best Titanic movie of them all.
I saw this movie many times the year it came out. It is my favorite Debbie Reynolds movie. Saw it at Radio City Music Hall that summer.
R.I.P. Miss Grimes.
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