Tony Nominee Alice Drummond Dies at 88

first_imgAlice Drummond & James Greene in ‘Endgame'(Photo: Martha Swope) Alice Drummond, a stage and screen character actress who received a Tony nomination in 1970, has died at the age of 88. Her death, caused by complications from a fall earlier this year, was confirmed to The New York Times by her friend June Gable.Drummond made her Broadway debut in the 1959 revival of Lysistrata. She went on to perform in productions including Peer Gynt, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Malcolm before appearing in The Chinese and Dr. Fish, which earned her a Tony nomination. Her additional stage credits include Thieves and Summer Brave on Broadway and The American Dream and Marvin’s Room off-Broadway.Born Alice Ruyter on May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Drummond attended Pembroke College (now merged with Brown University). In 1951, she married Paul Drummond, and the two moved to Manhattan. The two divorced in 1976.Drummond was also known for her numerous featured roles on screen, both comedic and dramatic. Her film credits include Where’s Poppa?, Ghostbusters, Awakenings, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Doubt.She last appeared on Broadway in the 1983 revival of You Can’t Take It With You. No immediate family members survive her. View Commentslast_img

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