Shirl Conway

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Shirl Conway
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Shirl Conway in The Nurses (1963)
Born (1916-06-13)June 13, 1916
Franklinville, New York
Died May 7, 2007(2007-05-07) (aged 90)
Shelton, Washington
Occupation Actress

Shirl Conway (June 13, 1916 – May 7, 2007), born Shirley Elizabeth Crosman, was an American television and Broadway actress.[1]

Life and career[edit]

She played Ruth Winters in the 1955 musical comedy Plain and Fancy on Broadway, for which she won a Theatre World Award. She also toured in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Auntie Mame.[1]

She played the role of Liz Thorpe in the CBS drama The Nurses (which ran from 1962 to 1965) for which she was nominated for an Emmy award in 1963 for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series.[1] Other TV credits include Route 66, The Defenders, and Caesar's Hour.

She was the founding member of the Harstine Island Theatre Club in Washington where she starred in productions into her 80's.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Variety Staff (May 29, 2007), "Shirl Conway, 90, actress", Variety 

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