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Broadway Actress Helen Stenborg Died at 86

March 24, 2011 (7:02 am) GMT
The veteran actress who is famous for her numerous appearances on Broadway passed away on Tuesday, March 22 at her apartment in New York.

Broadway star Helen Stenborg has died at the age of 86. The actress passed away on Tuesday, March 22 at her apartment in New York.

Born in Minnesota in 1925, Stenborg became known for her numerous stints onstage. She won acclaim in touring show "Da" in the 1970s, which also featured her late husband, Barnard Hughes, and she landed a Tony nomination in 1999 for her performance in Noel Coward play "Waiting in the Wings". She also starred in Hugh Leonard's "A Life" in 1980 and teamed up with in "A Month in the Country" (1995).

Stenborg and Hughes were both presented with Lifetime Achievement honors at the Drama Desk Awards in 2000. She also appeared in a variety of small film and TV roles, including U.S. series "Little House on the Prairie" and soap opera "".

Her last Broadway stint came in "The Crucible" in 2002, when she took the stage with and . She also played Sister Teresa in 2008's "" - her final film role.

Stenborg is survived by a son and daughter. Hughes died in 2006.

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