Lois Smith, 90, Sets Record As Oldest Person Ever To Win A Tony Award
Lois Smith set a record for the oldest person to win a Tony Award on Sunday. The actress won her first trophy for her work as Margaret in The Inheritance at the age of 90.
— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) September 27, 2021
“I love the processes of live theatre,” Smith said in her acceptance speech. “I first worked on The Inheritance in a workshop where Matthew López was finishing a play about the AIDS plague, and it was partly based on E.M. Forster’s book Howards End, which had been my favorite novel for as long as I can remember.”
The actress is also known for her work in films such as Twister, Ladybird and Minority Report, as well as TV shows: True Blood, The Americans and Ray Donovon.
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