Tammy Grimes Dies at 82

first_imgTammy Grimes(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Tammy Grimes, a two-time Tony winner whose raspy timbre captivated audiences in performances such as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, died on October 30 at the age of 82. Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her nephew Duncan MacArthur.Prior to winning a Tony Award in 1961 for headlining The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Grimes appeared off-Broadway in The Littlest Revue, which transferred to Broadway in 1956; she also earned a Theatre World Award in 1959 for Look After Lulu.Grimes was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on January 30, 1934 to Luther Nichols and Eola Willard. She attended Stephens College in Missouri before moving to New York to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. It was there she made her stage debut in 1955 with Jonah and the Whale.Following stints in Rattle of a Simple Man, High Spirits and The Only Game in Town, Grimes won a second Tony for her performance in Private Lives. Her additional credits included California Suite, Tartuffe, 42nd Street and—most recently—the 1989 revival of Orpheus Descending.Though she is primarily known for her work on the stage, Grimes appeared in myriad screen projects, including High Art, The Last Unicorn, Slaves of New York and her self-titled sitcom The Tammy Grimes Show.Grimes met her first husband, Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, while he appeared in The Dark is Light Enough in 1955. They married in 1956 and divorced four years later. She married fellow actor Jeremy Slate in 1966, though the two divorced in 1967. Grimes’ third husband, composer Richard Bell, died in 2005; the two had wed in 1971.Grimes is survived by her brother Nick and daughter Amanda Plummer, who won a Tony Award in 1982 for Agnes of God.last_img read more

Windies Women clinch T20 series

first_imgVIJAYAWADA, India, (CMC) – West Indies Women remained true to form when they clinched their three-match Twenty20 International series against India with an uncomplicated 31-run victory in the second game here yesterday.Defending 137 for five at the Mulapadu Cricket Stadium, the Caribbean side knocked over the hosts for 106 off 18.1 overs, to win their second game in three days and make up for the pain of their 3-0 whitewash in the preceding one-day series.Sent in, West Indies Women were again propelled by captain Stafanie Taylor who top-scored with 47 while veteran Deandra Dottin stroked 35 and teenaged opener Hayley Matthews, 27.Seamer Shikha Pandey was the best bowler with two for 29.Matthews gave the innings impetus in a brisk 28-ball knock which included five fours but she and Britney Cooper (5) fell in the space of nine deliveries to leave the visitors on 41 for two in the eighth over.Taylor then expertly anchored two key partnership to ensure West Indies built a competitive total. First, she put on 48 for the third wicket with Dottin, who dominated with a 21-ball cameo which included five boundaries.Secondly, she added a further 48 for the fourth wicket with former captain Merissa Aguilleira whose 21 came from 17 balls and included two fours.All told, Taylor faced 46 deliveries and counted four fours.India Women then found themselves in early trouble when they lost Smriti Mandhana cheaply for four off the fourth ball of the innings with the score on five and several attempts to revive the innings failed.Captain Harmanpreet Kaur top-scored with a brisk 43 off 37 balls with a four and three sixes while Deepti Sharma chipped in with 24 from 21 balls, but the hosts struggled to put partnerships together.Deepti Sharma added 24 for the second wicket with Meghna Singh (17) and another 22 for the fourth with Kaur for the best stands of the innings.When Deepti Sharma was caught and bowled by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed in the 11th over, India Women were struggling on 59 for four, and Mohammed and Dottin combined to trigger a collapse which saw the last six wickets go down for 47 runs.Mohammed finished with three for 23 and seamer Dottin picked up three for 24 – including Kaur who was last out.The final game of the series is carded for tomorrow.last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 9-27

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger smiles, during a press conference in central London, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The Steelers play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in a NFL football game at Wembley Stadium, in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)“Physician Heal Thy Self”  Look Big Ben, if you want to challenge the other players on your team about stepping up, try not turning the ball over four times first.I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the whole truth so help me God! So here it is. Paula Patton is now the finest woman on earth. “Halle” is now second and “J-Lo” has dropped to third. This is premature, but look for the official countdown of the top ten in “Overtime” in your Pittsburgh Courier come December. WOW . . . JUST WOW!!!It will be an easier pill to swallow if you just accept what the Pirates have done already as great! Whatever happens next is icing on the cake.Keeping you on your Steeler legend toes. The next time you see Lynn Swann, make sure you remember he’s the first wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP . . . that should put you back on the right side of the respect line.As you’re reading this, by now you’ve got your clothes picked out for the Harlem Nights last Friday Oldies Par-tay tonight at 3 Lakes Golf Course in Penn Hills, 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., starring Roland Ford, the Pittsburgh Corvette Club, Line . . . Ball Room . . . and Salsa dancers. Call (412) 628-4856 for more information.last_img read more