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Glenda Jackson wins best actress in a play Tony Award

/ 09:52 AM June 11, 2018

Glenda Jackson arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK — Glenda Jackson has added to her impressive resume with a Tony Award for best actress in a play.

The 82-year-old British actress won her first Tony for playing a flinty woman facing the end of her life in the new revival of Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.”

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Jackson has two Academy Awards, for 1970’s “Women in Love” and 1973’s “A Touch of Class, and credits in such films as “Sunday, Bloody Sunday,” ”Mary, Queen of Scots” and “Hedda.” She won two Emmys for starring in the television miniseries “Elizabeth R.”

She stepped back from acting in the early 1990s to enter politics and is famous for a 2013 speech she gave after the death of Margaret Thatcher, bitterly decrying the late prime minister.

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She beat Condola Rashad, Lauren Ridloff, and Amy Schumer.

The 72nd annual Tony Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall here on Sunday, June 10, 2018. /kga

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