Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS ­) Two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes, known for her gritty voice, died at the age of 82, confirmed her nephew.

Her nephew Duncan MacArthur said that the broadway star died on Sunday in Englewood, New Jersey, reports the New York Times.

She was born in Lynn in Massachusetts, to Luther Nichols and Eola Willard in 1934. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, before making her stage debut in “Jonah and the Whale” in 1955.

She won her first Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1961 as the lead character in Meredith Wilson’s musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”.

The award-winning actress also starred in many Broadway productions, such as “Rattle of a Simple Man”, “High Spirits” and “The Only Game in Town”.

Grimes’s career was not exclusive to the stage. She appeared in films such as “Play It as It Lays”, “High Art”, “The Last Unicorn” and “Slaves of New York”. She also starred in several television movies and series, including the short-lived sitcom “The Tammy Grimes Show”.

The actress is survived by her brother and daughter — Tony-winning actress Amanda Plummer.

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