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Patricia Elliott, Tony Winner and ‘One Life to Live’ Actress, Dies at 77

Tony Award winner and soap opera star Patricia Elliott died Sunday after a battle with cancer. She was 77.

Elliot died in her Manhattan home Sunday, her niece Sally Fay told ABC News.

She was born in Gunnison, Colorado. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Elliot worked at the Cleveland Play House, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

The actress won her Tony in 1973 for her Broadway debut as Charlotte Malcolm in Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.” Elliott was nominated for a Tony in 1977 for “The Shadow Box.” She also spent time on Broadway in “A Doll’s House,” “A Month of Sundays,” “Hedda Gabler” and “The Elephant Man.”

From 1988 to 2011, Elliot played Renee Divine Buchanan on the ABC daytime soap “One Life to Live.” Her other TV guest roles include appearances on “Kojak,” “St. Elsewhere,” and “Hill Street Blues.”

Elliot is survived by her niece Fay, aunt, Claudine Walker, and several cousins.

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