Patricia Elliott, who won a Tony for A Little Night Music and appeared for many years on One Life To Life, has died. She was 77. The actress died Sunday of cancer at her Manhattan home, according to her niece, Sally Fay.
Elliott made her Main Stem debut in 1968 as Regan in King Lear and returned the next season in another Shakespeare play, King Henry V. She went on to appear in a pair of revival plays in 1971 — A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler — before making her Broadway musical debut in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music in 1973. She scored a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony for that role, one of six for Hal Prince-directed production including Best Musical. Elliott also earned a Tony nom for her next Broadway role, Michael Cristofer’s play The Shadow Box. Her other credits on the Great White Way include The Elephant Man and A Month Of Sundays.
But her biggest TV role was on the ABC soap opera One Life To Live. She played Renee Divine Buchanan off and on for more than 20 years, appearing most often from 2007-11. The Colorado native also guested on a number of popular TV series from the 1970s through the ’90s including Kojak, St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues, Spenser: For Hire and Kate & Allie. She also worked on CBS Radio Mystery Theater from 1974-82.