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Carrie Nye (1936–2006)

Born to play Tennessee Williams, her harsh beauty, caustic humor and throaty tones were unmistakable and reminiscent of a bygone era that once idolized Tallulah Bankhead and Marlene Dietrich. Her old-fashioned stylings were perhaps too theatrical or indulgent to make a noticeable dent on film or TV (such was the case of Bankhead) but perhaps ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

Known For

Creepshow Sylvia Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
(1982)
The Scarlett O'Hara War Tallulah Bankhead
(1980)
(1974)
The Group Norine Blake
(1966)

Filmography

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 1990 True Blue (TV Series)
- Blue Monday (1990)
 1987 Hello Again
Regina Holt
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Lucinda Ferrare-Headley
- To Tell the Truth (1986) ... Lucinda Ferrare-Headley
 1984 Too Scared to Scream
Graziella
 1984 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Susan Piper
- Episode dated 28 August 1984 (1984) ... Susan Piper
 1982 Creepshow
Sylvia Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Laura Bancroft
- What Becomes a Murder Most? (1981) ... Laura Bancroft
 1980 The Scarlett O'Hara War (TV Movie)
Tallulah Bankhead
 1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Aldena Kittner
 1978 The Users (TV Movie)
Nancy Baker
 1974 A Touch of the Poet (TV Movie)
Deborah Harford
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Tatiana
- Enemies (1974) ... Tatiana
 1973 Screaming Skull (TV Movie)
Helen
 1973 Divorce His - Divorce Hers (TV Movie)
Diana Proctor
 1968 The Admirable Crichton (TV Movie)
Lady Catherine
 1966 Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (TV Movie)
Marguerite Gautier
 1966 The Group
Norine Blake
 1961 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
Felicia
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... Felicia
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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Personal Quote:

In a 2003 interview with The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, Ms. Nye was asked to name the favorite role of her career. "None of them," she said. "I only became an actress so I wouldn't have to cook or make a bed."

Trivia:

2001- Rebuilding the Montauk, Long Island, home she shares with hubby Dick Cavett, which burned down several years ago. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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