Broadway and Film Actress Alice Drummond Dies at 88

According to the New York Times, actress Alice Drummond passed away earlier this week due to complications from a recent fall. Remembered most for her compelling character-heavy roles, at turns comic (You Can't Take It With You, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) and dramatic (Awakenings), Drummond enjoyed a long career on both stage and screen.

Drummond most recently appeared on Broadway in the 1983 revival of You Can't Take it With You, which was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revival of a Play. Prior to that, Drummond was a regular on the Great White Way, appearing in seven other main stem productions during the 1960s and 70s, including the original production of Edward Albee's The Ballad of the Sad Cafe.

In the latter decades of her career, Drummond turned to film, where she played an array of elderly female characters, in movies as wide-ranging as Ghostbusters, Awakenings, and Doubt.

For the original New York Times obituary, click here.




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