Rye Allen, the Tony Award-winning actress best known for her role Curse Yankees, A league of their own And People with the best singing voices, Died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning. He was 95 years old.
Allen was described by many who knew him as a “force of nature” and had similarities with his career.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Rye Julia Theresa Abruzzo started at the Broadway Theater.
Produced in 1947 after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Allen Nosy won his first Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Drama as Reporter Gloria Curse Yankees He was re-elected in 1955 Traveler without luggage In 1967, and won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Drama And Miss Reardon drank a little In 1971.
Allen moved to television and film in 1958, recreating his stage roles in the film.
Its adaptation Curse Yankees. His song, “Schulz Joe from Hannibal, Mo,” is still played in Yankees games.
He appeared as the head of the ’60s TV Remove content, Car 54, where are you? And Patty Duke Show. On Everyone in the familyShe famously played Edith Bunker’s cousin Amelia.
In the 80’s, Allen was a runner Soap – in which she played Judge Betty Small – and guest appearance The Greatest American Hero, Lou Grant, Remington Steel And Hill Street Blues.
On SeinfeldThe actress paid Mrs. Sokol before she was cast People with the best singing voices As Aunt Quintina Blundeto.
In the early 2000’s, Allen landed in parts Gray’s physiology, Joan of Arcadia And NYPD blue.
On the big screen, he appeared in such films Reign over me, Stargate, A league of their own And Where is Dad?
He is survived by his nephews Laura and Betty Cosgrove and his adopted family – friends April Webster and Lisa Ann Gold.
Memorial services are being planned, one for each coast. The time and date are announced.