Carrie Nye, actress and wife of Dick Cavett, passed away this week from lung cancer. She was often compared to Tallulah Bankhead because of her arch sense of humor and her Mississippi accent. In fact, she extended Ms. Bankhead's presence in Toobworld by serving as her televersion in the TV movie "The Scarlet O'Hara Wars" which was about the search for an actress to play the heroine in "Gone With The Wind".
Along with her theater work, Ms. Nye also acted in a two-part 1973 movie starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor called “Divorce His” and “Divorce Hers”. She continued her three-pronged career in the 1980’s, acting on the soap opera 'Guiding Light', before her character fell into a pit of quicksand. (Ms. Nye told Time magazine that her preferred death for her character was “to be impaled on a hatpin.”)
She returned to “The Guiding Light,” as a different character, in 2003.
"The Guiding Light" (1952) TV Series .... Susan Piper (1984)/Carolyn "Carrie" Carruthers (2003-2004)
"Hallmark Hall of Fame"
- The Admirable Crichton (1968) TV Episode .... Lady Catherine
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) (TV) .... Tallulah Bankhead
TV GUEST APPEARANCES
- To Tell the Truth (1986) TV Episode .... Lucinda Ferrare-Headley
"Hart to Hart"
- What Becomes a Murder Most? (1981) TV Episode .... Laura Bancroft
The Users (1978) (TV) .... Nancy Baker
A Touch of the Poet (1974) (TV) .... Deborah Hartford
Enemies (1974) (TV) .... Tatiana
Divorce His - Divorce Hers (1973) (TV) .... Diana Proctor
Screaming Skull (1973) (TV)
Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (1966) (TV) .... Marguerite Gautier