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Sandra Dale “Sandy” Dennis (April 27, 1937 – March 2, 1992) was an American theater and film actress. At the height of her career in the 1960s she won two Tony Awards, as well as an Oscar for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Sandy Dennis, Anne Bancroft, Zoe Caldwell, Viola Davis, Colleen Dewhurst, Maureen Stapleton, Irene Worth, and Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
are the only winners of Tony Awards
Tony Awards
for both Best Actress in a Play and Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early career 2.2 Broadway stardom 2.3 Film stardom 2.4 TV movies and film support roles 2.5 Later career

3 Acting Style 4 Personal life 5 Death 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 Theater 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Dennis was born in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Yvonne (née Hudson), a secretary, and Jack Dennis, a postal clerk.[2][3] She had a brother, Frank. Dennis grew up in Kenesaw, Nebraska
Kenesaw, Nebraska
and Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating from Lincoln High School (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Lincoln High School (Lincoln, Nebraska)
in 1955.[4] She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
and the University of Nebraska, appearing in the Lincoln Community Theater Group before moving to New York City
New York City
at the age of 19.[5] Career[edit] Early career[edit] Dennis made her television debut in 1956 in The Guiding Light. She had an early break when cast as an understudy in the Broadway production of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
by William Inge directed by Elia Kazan. Kazan cast Dennis in her first feature film, Splendor in the Grass
Splendor in the Grass
(1961), playing Kay. Dennis was cast in Face of a Hero
Face of a Hero
(1960) on Broadway alongside Jack Lemmon but it only had a short run. The Complaisant Lover (1961-62) by Graham Greene
Graham Greene
was more successful, running for 101 performances; Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
and Googie Withers
Googie Withers
were also in the cast. Broadway stardom[edit] Dennis achieved Broadway fame with a leading role in Herb Gardner's A Thousand Clowns (1962–63) alongside Jason Robards
Jason Robards
which ran for 428 performances and won Dennis a Tony Award. Around this time she guest starred on episodes of the TV series Naked City (""Carrier", 1963), The Fugitive ("The Other Side of the Mountain", 1963), Arrest and Trial
Arrest and Trial
("Somewhat Lower Than the Angels " (1964), and Mr. Broadway
Mr. Broadway
("Don't Mention My Name in Sheboygan", 1964). Dennis' biggest success to date when cast in the lead of the Broadway comedy Any Wednesday
Any Wednesday
(1964-66), which was a sensation, running for 983 performances and winning Dennis a second Tony. Film stardom[edit] Dennis' second film role was as Honey, the fragile, neurotic young wife of George Segal's character, in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Directed by Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
the film was a huge critical and commercial success and Dennis won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role. Dennis returned to the stage in a production of The Three Sisters (1966) with Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
and Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
that went to London and was filmed. Dennis' first lead role in a movie was in Up the Down Staircase (1967), directed by Robert Mulligan
Robert Mulligan
which was a box office success. So too was The Fox (1967), directed by Mark Rydell. In 1967 Dennis was voted the 18th biggest star in the US.[6] Dennis briefly returned to Broadway to star in Daphne in Cottage D (1967) which only had a short run. She starred in Sweet November (1968), as a terminally ill woman who takes multiple lovers, and made a TV version of the play A Hatful of Rain (1968). Dennis went to London to star in A Touch of Love (1969) which flopped at the box office. So too did That Cold Day in the Park
That Cold Day in the Park
(1969) despite being directed by Robert Altman. However The Out-of-Towners (1970), a Neil Simon
Neil Simon
comedy with Jack Lemmon, was a hit. TV movies and film support roles[edit] Dennis made a TV movie with Stuart Whitman, Only Way Out Is Dead--IMDb (1970). She went back to Broadway for How the Other Half Loves (1971) by Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
which ran for over 100 performances, then did another TV movie Something Evil
Something Evil
(1972) directed by Steven Spielberg. Let Me Hear You Smile (1973) on Broadway only lasted one performance, but Absurd Person Singular (1974-76) was a big hit, running 591 performances. In 1974 she played Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
in the pilot of Witness to Yesterday, Canadian Patrick Watson's series of interviews with great figures out of the past. Dennis was in Mr. Sycamore (1975) with Jason Robards
Jason Robards
and had a small role in God Told Me To
God Told Me To
(1976) from Larry Cohen. Dennis' performance in Nasty Habits (1977) drew harsh criticism from Vincent Canby
Vincent Canby
in the New York Times.[7] Dennis guest starred in Police Story ("Day of Terror... Night of Fear", 1978), and starred in the TV movies Perfect Gentlemen (1979) (written by Nora Ephron), and Wilson's Reward (1981). On Broadway she briefly joined the cast of the long running Same Time, Next Year. She had a good part in Alan Alda's The Four Seasons (1981) and was in The Supporting Cast (1981) on Broadway for Gene Saks. She was in the stage production and film version of Robert Altman's Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Later career[edit] Dennis appeared on Young People's Specials ("The Trouble with Mother", 1985), The Love Boat
The Love Boat
("Roommates/Heartbreaker/Out of the Blue", 1985), Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
("Arthur, or the Gigolo", 1985) and The Equalizer ("Out of the Past", (1986). She had a support part in The Execution (1985), Laughter in the Dark (1986), Woody Allen's Another Woman (1988), 976-EVIL
976-EVIL
(1989) and Parents (1989). In 1991, she played a leading role in the film The Indian Runner, which marked Sean Penn's debut as a film director. Acting Style[edit] A life member of The Actors Studio[8] and an advocate of method acting, Dennis was often described as neurotic and mannered in her performances; her signature style included running words together and oddly stopping and starting sentences, suddenly going up and down octaves as she spoke, and fluttering her hands. Walter Kerr
Walter Kerr
famously remarked that she treated sentences as "weak, injured things" that needed to be slowly helped "across the street"; Pauline Kael
Pauline Kael
said that she "has made an acting style of postnasal drip." Nonetheless, William Goldman, in his book The Season, referred to her as a quintessential "critics' darling" who got rave reviews no matter how unusual her acting and questionable her choice of material. During her stint in Any Wednesday, Kerr said the following: "Let me tell you about Sandy Dennis. There should be one in every home." Personal life[edit] Dennis lived with prominent jazz musician Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
from 1965 until they split up in 1974. She also lived with actor Eric Roberts from 1980 to 1985. In an interview with People magazine in 1989, Dennis revealed she and Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan
had suffered a miscarriage in 1965 and went on to say, "if I'd been a mother, I would have loved the child, but I just didn't have any connection with it when I was pregnant…I never, ever wanted children. It would have been like having an elephant."[9] Dennis has been identified as a lesbian by a number of Hollywood historians.[10][11][12] According to Dennis' biographer, Peter Shelley, Eric Roberts, upon being asked if Dennis was bisexual, spoke of her telling him about her many lesbian relationships and said that she, "appreciated the beauty of women. But Sandy also liked and appreciated what a very, very young man could do to a woman, I suppose."[13] During Dennis' lifetime, in-depth published interviews with her, such as one with The Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor
during her stint performing in an ensemble cast at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1981, made no mention of a close relationship with a female. That interview included the following exchange about her marital status:

At one point I say, "When you were married to Gerry Mulligan…" but she breaks in, tersely: "I was never married to anybody." I point out that "Who's Who" says she was married to Mulligan. She says, "It's not – I'm not fussy about that – the truth is I was never married. We had a long association but we never married…" But there it is in Current Biography: "In June, 1965, after a three-week courtship, Sandy Dennis was married to Gerry Mulligan, the jazz saxophonist and composer." She sits bolt upright and repeats: "I've never been married. And I'm not fussy about it. It's just the truth is, that I was never married. It isn't true that I was ever married, which means that I never got a divorce. The newspapers jumped to that conclusion. It's so hard to get to somebody and say…Oh, they're so funny about it."[14] Death[edit] Sandy Dennis died from ovarian cancer in Westport, Connecticut, at age 54.[15] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1961 Splendor in the Grass Kay

1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress Laurel Award for Top Female Supporting Performance Laurel Award for Top Female New Face Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture

Three Sisters, TheThe Three Sisters Irina

1967 Up the Down Staircase Sylvia Barrett Moscow International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Best Actress Award (tied with Grynet Molvig
Grynet Molvig
for A Time in the Sun)

Fox, TheThe Fox Jill Banford

1968 Sweet November Sara Deever

1969 Touch of Love, AA Touch of Love Rosamund Stacey

That Cold Day in the Park Frances Austen

1970 The Out of Towners Gwen Kellerman Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated—Laurel Award for Top Female Comedic Performance

1975 Mr. Sycamore Jane Gwilt

1976 God Told Me To Martha Nicholas

1977 Nasty Habits Sister Winifred

1981 Four Seasons, TheThe Four Seasons Anne Callan

1982 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Mona

1986 Laughter in the Dark

1988 Another Woman Claire

976-EVIL Aunt Lucy

1989 Parents Millie Dew

1991 Indian Runner, TheThe Indian Runner Mrs. Roberts (final film role)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1956 Guiding Light Alice Holden TV series

1962 Naked City Eleanor Ann Hubber episode: Idylls of a Running Back

1963 Naked City Lorraine episode: Carrier

Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive Cassie Bolin episode: The Other Side of the Mountain

1964 Arrest and Trial Molly White episode: Somewhat Lower Than the Angels

Mr. Broadway Patricia Kelsey episode: Don't Mention My Name in Sheboygan

1968 Hatful of Rain, AA Hatful of Rain Celia Pope (TV film)

1970 Only Way Out Is Dead Dr. Enid Bingham (TV film)

1972 Something Evil Marjorie Worden (TV film)

1978 Police Story Sharon Bristol episode: Day of Terror... Night of Fear

Perfect Gentlemen Sophie Rosenman (TV film)

1980 Wilson's Reward Martha James (TV film)

1985 Execution, TheThe Execution Elsa Spahn (TV film)

Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat Gina Caldwell episode: Roommates/Heartbreakers/Out of the Blue

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Helen episode: Arthur, or the Gigolo

Young People's Specials Patricia Benson episode: The Trouble with Mother

1986 Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer Kay Wesley episode: Out of the Past

Theater[edit]

Run Title Role Notes

Dec. 5, 1957 – Jan. 17, 1959 Dark at the Top of the Stairs, TheThe Dark at the Top of the Stairs Reenie Flood Flirt Conroy Understudy

Oct. 20, 1960 – Nov. 19, 1960 Face of a Hero Millicent Bishop Theatre World Award

Nov. 1, 1961 − Jan. 27, 1962 Complaisant Lover, TheThe Complaisant Lover Ann Howard

Apr. 5, 1962 − Apr. 13, 1963 Thousand Clowns, AA Thousand Clowns Sandra Markowitz Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

Feb. 18, 1964 − Jun. 26, 1966 Any Wednesday Ellen Gordon Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

Oct. 15, 1967 – Nov. 18, 1967 Daphne in Cottage D Daphne

Mar. 29, 1971 – Jun. 26, 1971 How the Other Half Loves Teresa Phillips

Jan. 16, 1973 Let Me Hear You Smile Hannah Heywood

Oct. 8, 1974 − Mar. 6, 1976 Absurd Person Singular Eva

Mar. 14, 1975 – Sept. 3, 1978 Same Time, Next Year Doris Replacement

Aug. 6, 1981 – Sept. 5, 1981 Supporting Cast, TheThe Supporting Cast Sally

Feb. 18, 1982 – Apr. 4, 1982 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Mona

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

^ Peter Shelley (8 November 2013). Sandy Dennis: The Life and Films. McFarland. ISBN 978-1-4766-0589-0.  ^ Sandy Dennis Biography (1937–1992) ^ [1] ^ Lincoln High School (1955). The Links, vol. 39. Lincoln, NE: Lincoln High School. p. 38.  ^ Sandy Dennis. Yahoo Movies. ^ 'Star Glitter Is Catching' By Richard L. Coe. The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959–1973) [Washington, D.C] 07 Jan 1968: H1. ^ Canby, Vincent (19 March 1977). "'Nasty Habits' of Nuns in Politics". New York Times. Retrieved 20 March 2015.  ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.  ^ Hutchings, David. "The Queen of Artfully Oddball Roles Finds Peace as a Cat-Crazed Recluse". People Magazine. Time, Inc. Retrieved 2011-08-29.  ^ Stern, Keith (2009). Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals. Dallas: BenBella Books. p. 138. ISBN 1933771879.  ^ Hadleigh, Boze (1996). Hollywood Lesbians. NY: Barricade Books. p. 246. ISBN 1569800677.  ^ Zimmerman, Bonnie (1999). Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1. NY: Routledge. p. 375. ISBN 0815319207. Retrieved 19 March 2015.  ^ Shelley, Peter (2013). Sandy Dennis: The Life and Films. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 0786471972. Retrieved 19 March 2015.  ^ Sweeney, Louise (August 20, 1981). "Sandy Dennis; The Talent Shows, the Cats Don't". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved November 25, 2016.  ^ Daniels, Lee A. "Sandy Dennis, Veteran Actress And Prize Winner, Is Dead at 54" The New York Times, March 5, 1992

External links[edit]

Internet Broadway Database Sandy Dennis on IMDb Sandy Dennis at Find a Grave Sandy Dennis, Veteran Actress And Prize Winner, Is Dead at 54, New York Times, 5 March 1992

Awards for Sandy Dennis

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress

1936–1950

Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sondergaard
(1936) Alice Brady
Alice Brady
(1937) Fay Bainter
Fay Bainter
(1938) Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel
(1939) Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
(1940) Mary Astor
Mary Astor
(1941) Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
(1942) Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
(1944) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950)

1951–1975

Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
(1952) Donna Reed
Donna Reed
(1953) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1954) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1955) Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone
(1956) Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki
(1957) Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
(1958) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1964) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1965) Sandy Dennis (1966) Estelle Parsons
Estelle Parsons
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Eileen Heckart (1972) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1975)

1976–2000

Beatrice Straight (1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(1988) Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
(1992) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2000)

2001–present

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

v t e

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1948) Martita Hunt (1949) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1954) Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
(1955) Julie Harris (1956) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1958) Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1960) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1961) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Phyllis Frelich (1980) Jane Lapotaire (1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1984) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2009) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Nina Arianda (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(2017)

v t e

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1947) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1949) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1951) Marian Winters (1952) Beatrice Straight (1953) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1954) Patricia Jessel (1955) Una Merkel
Una Merkel
(1956) Peggy Cass
Peggy Cass
(1957) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1958) Julie Newmar
Julie Newmar
(1959) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1960) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1961) Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ashley
(1962) Sandy Dennis (1963) Barbara Loden
Barbara Loden
(1964) Alice Ghostley
Alice Ghostley
(1965) Zoe Caldwell (1966) Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes
(1967) Zena Walker
Zena Walker
(1968) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1969) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(1970) Rae Allen (1971) Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
(1972) Leora Dana
Leora Dana
(1973) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1974) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1975) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1976) Trazana Beverley (1977) Ann Wedgeworth (1978) Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
(1979) Dinah Manoff (1980) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1981) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1982) Judith Ivey (1983) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1984) Judith Ivey (1985) Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz
(1986) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1987) L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Caldwell
(1988) Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
(1989) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1990) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1991) Bríd Brennan (1992) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1993) Jane Adams (1994) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1995) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(1996) Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
(1997) Anna Manahan (1998) Elizabeth Franz (1999) Blair Brown
Blair Brown
(2000) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2001) Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran
(2002) Michele Pawk (2003) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2004) Adriane Lenox
Adriane Lenox
(2005) Frances de la Tour (2006) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2007) Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed
(2008) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2009) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2010) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(2011) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2012) Judith Light
Judith Light
(2013) Sophie Okonedo
Sophie Okonedo
(2014) Annaleigh Ashford
Annaleigh Ashford
(2015) Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell
(2016) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2017)

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