The Tony Award-winning star passed away on Sunday (30Oct16) in Englewood, New Jersey.

Grimes made her stage debut at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York in 1955 as part of a production of Jonah and the Whale. She then moved to Broadway and starred in the shows Look After Lulu!, 42nd Street, and Orpheus Descending. In 1960, she won the Tony Award for The Unsinkable Molly Brown and was also feted with the trophy for her role in Private Lives.

She also appeared in several TV shows and movies, including Route 66, The Tammy Grimes Show, The Last Unicorn, High Art, and Slaves of New York.

She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2003.

Grimes was previously married to Christopher Plummer from 1956 to 1960 and they share one daughter, actress Amanda Plummer. She was also married to actor Jeremy Slate and composer Richard Bell, who died in 2005.