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Patricia Elliott, Tony-Winning Actress and ‘One Life to Live’ Star, Dead at 77

The stage and TV star suffered from a rare type of cancer

Patricia Elliott, a Tony-winning Broadway actress who also played Renee Divine on ABC’s “One Life to Live,” died on Sunday at her Manhattan home. She was 77.

Elliott suffered from a rare form of cancer called Leimyloma sarcoma, her niece Sally Fay said, according to Broadway.com.

She won a 1973 Tony Award for her role of Countess Charlotte Malcolm in the original production of the musical, “A Little Night Music,” from Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler.

Elliott went on to be nominated for a Tony in 1977 in the original production of “The Shadow Box.” Her other Broadway credits include “A Doll’s House,” ”A Month of Sundays” and “Hedda Gabler.”

Her career was also prominent on television, starring on “One Life to Live” from 1988 to 2011, plus appearances on the “CBS Radio Mystery Theater” series from 1974 through 1982, and guest roles on “Kojak,” ”St. Elsewhere” and “Hill Street Blues.”

Born in Gunnison, Colorado, Elliott graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960.

She is survived by her niece Sally, an aunt, Claudine Walker, and several cousins.