Patricia Elliott, the Tony Award winning stage and screen actress, died Sunday. She was 77.

Patricia Elliott Dies

Elliott passed away Sunday at her Manhattan home, her niece Sally Fay confirmed. She had been battling cancer.

Elliott got her start on Broadway in the early 70s, appearing in Stephen Sondheim‘s A Little Night Music as Countess Charlotte Malcolm. The role ultimately saw her earn the Tony for best featured actress in 1973. A second Tony nomination came in 1977, when Elliott starred in the original production of The Shadow Box.

She would go on to star in A Doll’s House, A Month of Sundays and The Elephant Man, in which she briefly acted opposite David Bowie as John Merrick.

While Elliott was primarily a stage actress, she was also a soap opera star, playing Renee Divine Buchanan on One Life to Life from 1988 to 2011. She also appeared on TV in St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues and Kate & Allie. 

Elliott is survived by Fay, her aunt Claudine Walker and a number of cousins.

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