|Born||July 21, 1938|
Gunnison, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||December 20, 2015 (aged 77)|
New York City, U.S.
|Known for||Renée Divine Buchanan (One Life to Live)|
|Awards||Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical |
1973 A Little Night Music
Elliott was born July 21, 1938 in Gunnison, Colorado to Clyde and Lavon (née Gibson) Elliott. She claimed direct descent from President Ulysses S. Grant, John Winthrop (first governor of Massachusetts) and Mary Lyon (founder of what would become Mount Holyoke College). She graduated from South High School, Denver.
In 1960, Elliott graduated from the University of Colorado and then went on to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She returned to work at the Cleveland Play House, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., among others before moving to New York.
Elliott began her career in 1968 with the science fiction film The Green Slime. She would go on to appear in Birch Interval (1976), the comedy/mystery film Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978), and Natural Enemies (1979).
With many appearances on television, Elliott is best known having replaced actress Phyllis Newman as longtime portrayal of fictional character Renée Divine Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, a role she played in extended stints off-and-on during every year between 1988 and 2011.
In 1973 Elliott appeared in an adaptation of The Man Without a Country and in 1976 portrayed Minnie Adams in The Adams Chronicles, a thirteen-episode miniseries on PBS. In 1978, she appeared in the Made-for-TV-Movie Tartuffe. She guest starred on such television series as Kojak, the ABC Afterschool Special, St. Elsewhere, and Spenser: For Hire.
Elliott won a Tony for her performance as Countess Charlotte Malcolm in the Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music. She played the role of Dorine in the 1977 Tony-nominated Circle in the Square revival of Molière's Tartuffe for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She reprised her role when the production was restaged for television on PBS in 1978.
Elliot married Christopher V H Fay on September 10, 1960 in Clinton, CT. They were divorced.
|1968||The Green Slime||Nurse||Science fiction film directed by Kinji Fukasaku.|||
|1976||Birch Interval||Martha||Directed by Delbert Mann.|
|1978||Somebody Killed Her Husband||Helene||Comedy/mystery film directed by Lamont Johnson and written by Reginald Rose.|||
|1979||Natural Enemies||Woman on Train||Directed by Jeff Kanew.|||
|1996||Criminal Hearts||Good Samaritan||Directed and written by Dave Payne.|
|1997||Casper: A Spirited Beginning||Mortified Teacher|
|1998||Casper Meets Wendy||Snotty Woman|
|Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish||Hazel|
|2000||101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)||Ruth||Directed and written by Jennifer B. Katz.|
|1973||The Man Without a Country||Mrs. Graff||Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Delbert Mann.|
|1976||The Adams Chronicles||Minnie Adams|| |
|1977||Kojak||Christina||Episode: ""The Godson" (S 4:Ep 15)|
|The Quinns||Rita Quinn O'Neill|| |
|1981||Summer Solstice||Emily|| |
|1982||ABC Afterschool Special||Ellen Davis||Episode: "Sometimes I Don't Love My Mother" (S 10:Ep 7)|
|Nurse||Ellen Geddis||Episode: "Euthanasia"|
|St. Elsewhere||Ms. Colman||Episode: "The Women" (S 2:Ep 19)|
|Partners in Crime||Phyllis||Episode: "Celebrity (Pilot)" (S 1:Ep 1)|
|The Cartier Affair||Margo Houser|| |
|1985||Hill Street Blues||Patient of Dr. Rose||Episode: "Dr. Hoof and Mouth" (S 5: Ep 14)|
|Spenser: For Hire||Edie James||Episode: "Discord in a Minor" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|1987||Spenser: For Hire||Vera Canning||Episode: "I Confess" (S 2:Ep 12)|
|A Special Friendship||Mrs. Davis|| |
|The Ladies||Darlene|| |
|1988||One Life to Live||Renée Divine Buchanan #2|| |
|Kate & Allie||Guest||Episode: "A Catered Affair" (S 5:Ep 13)|
|1998||Men in White||Girl Scout Leader|
|1968||King Lear|| ||Vivian Beaumont Theatre|||
|A Cry of Players|| ||Vivian Beaumont Theatre|| |||
|1969||King Henry V|| ||ANTA Playhouse|| |||
|1971||A Doll's House|| ||Playhouse Theatre|| |||
|Hedda Gabler|| ||Playhouse Theatre|| |||
|1973||A Little Night Music|| || |||
|1977||The Shadow Box|| ||Morosco Theatre|| |||
|Tartuffe|| ||Circle in the Square Theatre|| |||
|1978||13 Rue de l'Amour|| ||Circle in the Square Theatre|| |||
|1979||The Elephant Man|| ||Booth Theatre|| |||
|1987||A Month of Sundays|| ||Ritz Theatre|||
Awards and nominations
|1973||Tony Award||Best Featured Actress in a Musical||A Little Night Music||Won|||
|1977||Tony Award||Outstanding Actress in a Play||The Shadow Box||Nominated|
|1978||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actress in a Play||Tartuffe||Won|
|1992||Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress||One Life to Live||Nominated|
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