Sep 04, 2018
By Andy Johnson
The Tony award winning British Actress, who played one of the giddy Pigeon sisters in the stage, film and television versions of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, has died from cancer.
The London native made her Broadway debut in The Odd Couple in 1965.
Carole Shelley won her Tony in 1979 for playing Mrs. Kendal, the gracious real-life English actress who befriends John Merrick, in the best play winning
“The Elephant Man.”
She also appeared on on television in “The Avengers,” “The Cosby Show” and “Frasier.”
Shelley was last seen on Broadway in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” in 2013.
Carol Shelly was 79.