Helen Stenborg (WireImage)
NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Stenborg, a Tony-nominated stage, film and TV actress who was the wife of the late Tony Award-winning actor Barnard Hughes and mother of the Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes, has died. She was 86.
Publicist Chris Boneau says Stenborg died Tuesday evening at her Manhattan apartment. The actress earned a Tony nomination for her 1999 role as pyromaniac Sarita Myrtle in Noel Coward's "Waiting in the Wings."
She and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary onstage in the Coward play and were honored with Drama Desk Awards for Lifetime Achievement in 2000.
Her last Broadway performance was in 2002 in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. Other Broadway appearances included the 1995 production of "A Month in the Country," starring Helen Mirren, and Hugh Leonard's "A Life" in 1980-81.
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