Myra Carter

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Myra Carter (born October 27, 1930) is an American actress of stage, screen and television.


Carter is most known for her work on stage and in particular 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.[1]

For her performance in Three Tall Women, Carter won numerous awards including a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award. Her Broadway credits include Major Barbara, Maybe Tuesday, Georgy, and Garden District (which includes the plays Suddenly Last Summer and Something Unspoken).[2] Her Off-Broadway credits include King John, Abingdon Square, Helen, and The Secret Concubine.

Carter won a Joe A. Callaway Award for her performance in King John[3] Carter is also known for her performances at Memphis' Front Street Theatre.[4] She also made an appearance in the 1999 Nicolas Cage thriller 8mm.

Her television credits include Boris Karloff's Thriller, Frasier and The Nanny.

Personal life[edit]

Most sources indicate that Myra Carter was born in Chicago to an English father and a Scottish mother, who soon separated. She was reared in Scotland.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Layout 1
  2. ^ Internet Broadway Database: Myra Carter Credits on Broadway
  3. ^ Lucille Lortel Archives
  4. ^ myra carter Memphis Front Street Theatre

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