Myra Carter, Actress, Died at 86


Myra Carter was born on October 27, 1929, and died January 9, 2016.

She was an American actress of stage, screen and television.

Myra was most known for her work on stage.

Mostly the works of Edward Albee including the original casts of Three Tall Women and All Over and the revivals of The American Dream and The Sandbox among others.

For her act in Three Tall Women, Miss Carter won numerous awards comprising of a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award.

Myra Broadway credits include Major Barbara, Maybe Tuesday, Georgy, and Garden District (which includes the plays Suddenly Last Summer and Something Unspoken).

Carter Off-Broadway credits include King John, Abingdon Square, Helen, and The Secret Concubine.

Miss Carter won a Joe A. Callaway Award for her performance in King John.

She was also known for her performances at Memphis’ Front Street Theatre.

Myra also made an appearance in the 1999 Nicolas Cage thriller 8mm.

Myra Carter television credits include Boris Karloff’s Thriller, Frasier and The Nanny.
Personal life

Her father English father and a Scottish mother, who soon separated.

Myra was reared in Scotland.

Myra Carter passed away at 86 yrs old due to pneumonia on January 9, 2016, in Manhattan.