Tammy Grimes

Tammy Grimes

Highest Rated: 73% High Art (1998)

Lowest Rated: 7% Can't Stop the Music (1980)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1934

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts,

Born to a well-to-do Massachusetts family, Tammy Grimes studied drama at Stephens College in Missouri (where one of her instructors was George C. Scott) and New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. Grimes made her off-Broadway debut in the 1956 production The Littlest Revue. In 1959, she won a Theatre World Award for her performance in Look After Lulu; the following year, she graduated to full stardom in the long-running musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she won the first of her two Tony Awards. She rapidly became typed as a flamboyant, plummy-voiced "kook," a characterization that worked just fine on stage but did not adapt so easily to the more intimate medium of film. Perhaps as a result, Grime's film appearances have been few and far between. In 1966, she starred on the TV sitcom The Tammy Grimes Show, which was axed after three episodes; to clear herself for this assignment, she'd turned down the role of Samantha on Bewitched, which lasted eight seasons. From 1956 through 1960, Tammy Grimes was married to actor Christopher Plummer; their daughter, Amanda Plummer, is an excellent stage and film actress in her own right.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Horror At 37,000 Feet Actor 2014
73% High Art Vera 1998
No Score Yet A Modern Affair Dr. Gresham 1995
No Score Yet Backstreet Justice Mrs. Finnegan 1993
22% Slaves of New York Georgette 1989
50% Mr. North Sarah Baily-Lewis 1988
No Score Yet My Little Pony II---Escape from Catrina Catrina 1986
No Score Yet America Joy Hackley 1986
69% The Stuff Herself 1985
No Score Yet No Big Deal Actor 1983
71% The Last Unicorn Mommy Fortuna 1982
7% Can't Stop the Music Sydney Channing 1980
55% The Runner Stumbles Erna 1979
No Score Yet Somebody Killed Her Husband Audrey Van Santen 1978
No Score Yet Tartuffe Actor 1978
71% 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Borrowers Homily Clock 1973
No Score Yet Play It as It Lays Helene 1972


No Score Yet The Equalizer
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere


Molly Grue says: No...no,it cannot be. Can it be? Where have you been? Where have you been? Damn you! Where have you been?

Schmendrick says: Dont you talk to her that way!

Unicorn says: I'm here, now.

Molly Grue says: Oh? And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this! [Weeps]

Schmendrick says: Can you really see her? Do you know what she is?

Molly Grue says: If you had been waiting to see a unicorn, as long as I have...

Schmendrick says: I am a bearer! I'm a dwelling! I am a messenger!

Molly Grue says: You are an idiot! Do you hear me?! You've lost her! You've trapped her in a human body! She'll go mad!

Amalthea says: What have you done to me?

Molly Grue says: Oh no! Oh, please no! [continues to cry]

Schmendrick says: You see, I couldn't think of anything else to do to save you.

Amalthea says: What have you done to me?! I'm a unicorn! I'm a unicorn!