Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tammy Grimes

We say goodbye to actress Tammy Grimes (January 30, 1934 - October 30, 2016) who passed away at age 82. Ms. Grimes performed in theater, television, and movies, and will probably be best remembered for her Tony Award winning performance as the title character in The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Ms. Grimes will also be remembered by fans of Edward Gorey as the narrator of Gorey by Grimes, an obscure 1980 collectible record on which she reads various works by Mr. Gorey.

To hear The Gashlycrumb Tinies read by Ms. Grimes, go HERE.

1 comment:

BeckoningChasm said...

Interesting, though a bit too overly dramatic for my taste.

My introduction to Mr. Gorey was from the similar album, "The Hapless Child" by Michael Mantler, with voice by Robert Wyatt. I heard "The Doubtful Guest" played in a record store and had to know more about the recording, and especially the stories.