Pamela Parsons Naughton, Wife of James, Passes Away at 66
According to published reports, Pamela Parsons Naughton, wife of Tony winner James Naughton, mother of Greg and Keira Naughton, and mother-in-law of Kelli O'Hara passed away earlier this month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 66 years old.
Ms. Naughton was a graduate of from Hall High School and studied literature at Middlebury College. She married actor James Naughton in 1967.
BroadwayWorld sends our condolences to the family.
James won the Theatre World Award for his performance in Long Day's Journey Into Night in 1971. He went on to star with Geneviève Bujold in Antigone which was later made into a film in 1974. He starred in the musical I Love My Wife in 1977 and in the drama Whose Life is it Anyway? opposite Mary Tyler Moore in 1980. He won his first Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1990 for City of Angels. In 1997 he won a second Tony Award with his portrayal of lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. He created the lead role of Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany, in the highly acclaimed drama Democracy in 2004. He has directed several plays in New York, including the 2002 revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, starring his close personal friend Paul Newman, which was filmed for cable TV in 2003. He also appears in cabarets in New York City, including Manhattan Theater Club and Caroline's Comedy Club.
Keira has appeard on Broadway in The Rivals, Dance of Death, and The Three Sisters. Greg appeared in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Production of Alive in the World.