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television actor , film actor

Pamela Payton-Wright, American Actress. Fulbright Award, 1963; Special Medal, Edmund Gray Prize for High Comedy, Herbert Beerbohm Tree citation. Obie, Clarence Derwent Award, Critics Poll citation); Joseph Jefferson Award, 1996. 0em. Actors Equity Association, American Federation television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild. member Milwaukee Reparatory Company, 1965-1966, Trinity Square Playhouse, 1966-1967; Cln. Playhouse, 1969.

Background

Payton-Wright, Pamela was born on November 1, 1941 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Gordon Edgar and Eleanor Ruth (McKinley) Payton Wright.

Education

Graduate, St. Mary's Junior College, 1961. Bachelor, Birmingham Southern College, 1963. Postgraduate, Royal Academy Dramatic Art, London, 1963—1965.

Career

Theater debut in Diary of A Scoundrel, Servant of Two Masters, MotherCourage, and Anatole, 1965-1966. Appeared in productions including Exit the King, 1968. The Showoff, 1968; Cherry Orchard, 1968.

The Crucible. Broadway shows include, Jimmy Shine, 1969, All Over Town, 1975. Mourning becomes Electra, 1972 (Drama Desk Award). Glass Menagerie, 1976.

Romeo and Juliet, 1977. Off broadway plays include, The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man in the Moon Marigolds, 1976. Jessie and the BanditQueen.

Lunch Girls, 1978; Summerfolk, 1979. Films include, Resurrection, 1979. Going in Style, 1979.

At the Dark End of the Street, 1981;The Haunting of Rosalind (film for tv), 1973. Appeared as Louisa Catherine Adams on tv series The Adams Chronicles, (emmy nomination), 1975. Look Homeward Angel, 1972.

Guest appearances on numerous tv shows. Public theater productions include The seagull, 1980. Don Juan, 1982, Hamlet, 1982.

Hariman Theater production, Hedda Gabler, The Misanthrope, 1982-1983. Passion Play, 1984-1985. Other films and productions include, Troilusand Cressida, Othello, As you like it, 1976.

Starlight, 1985; On theVerge, 1986. My Little Girl, 1985. Little eyolf, 1985; Ironweed, 1987.

Streetcar Named Desire, Night of the Iguana, 1988. M. Butterfly, 1988-1989. The Freshman, 1989; The Road to Mecca, 1990.

Way of the World, 1991. Mistress Warren's Profession, 1992. Quartermine's Terms, 1993.

Six Degrees of Separation, 1993 (Best Actress-Drama Critics Forum). Me and Veronica, 1993. Ghosts, the Show-Off, 1994.

Unspoken, 1995; Touchof the Poet, 1996. Glass Menagerie, (Best Actress, Baltimore City Paper). She Stoops to Conquer, 1997.

Richard III, 1997-1998. In Dreams, 1998.

Achievements

  • Payton-Wright is an accomplished actress having appeared in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Mourning Becomes Electra (Drama Desk Award) Jesse and the Bandit Queen (Obie Award).

Works

Membership

0em. Actors Equity Association, American Federation television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild. member Milwaukee Reparatory Company, 1965-1966, Trinity Square Playhouse, 1966-1967. Cln. Playhouse, 1969.

Connections

Married David Arthur Butler, May 8, 1978 (divorced 1989). 1 child, Oliver Dickon Hedley.

father:
Gordon Edgar Wright

mother:
Eleanor Ruth (McKinley) Payton Wright

spouse:
David Arthur Butler

child:
Oliver Dickon Hedley Payton-Wright