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Patricia Elliott (1938 - 2015)

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Patricia Elliott (1938 - 2015)

Patricia Elliott, who spent 23 years on the TV soap opera "One Life To Live," has died, according to The Associated Press. She was 77.

Elliott died of cancer Sunday at her home in New York City, according to her niece, Sally Fay.

She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960 and worked at the Cleveland Play House, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., among others.


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Elliott made her Broadway debut as Countess Charlotte Malcolm in the original production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" and won the Tony for best featured actress in 1973.

She also was nominated for a Tony in 1977 in the original production of "The Shadow Box." Her other Broadway credits include "The Elephant Man," "A Doll's House," "A Month of Sundays" and "Hedda Gabler."

Elliott may be known best for playing Renee Divine Buchanan on the ABC daytime drama "One Life To Live" from 1988 to 2011. In addition, she appeared on the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" series from 1974 through 1982.

She had guest-star roles on such TV shows as "Kojak," "St. Elsewhere" and "Hill Street Blues."

In addition to her niece, Elliott is survived by an aunt, Claudine Walker, and several cousins.

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