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Helena Carroll

( b. Nov 13, 1928 Glasgow, SCOTLAND - d. Mar 31, 2013 Marina del Rey, California, USA ) Female
Relations: Daughter of Paul Vincent Carroll
Helena Carroll, who moved to the United States in the 1950s, appeared regularly onstage in New York, Dublin and London, often starring in work by her father, the noted playwright Paul Vincent Carroll.

On Broadway she was seen in Terence Rattigan’s Separate Tables (1956); the original production of the musical Oliver! (1963), in which she played Mrs. Sowerberry, the undertaker’s wife; Borstal Boy (1970), adapted from Brendan Behan’s autobiographical book; and the 1983 revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, in which she played the maid.

With Dermot McNamara, Ms. Carroll founded the Irish Players, a New York repertory company dedicated to presenting the work of Irish playwrights. The company, which flourished from the mid-1950s to the mid-’60s, staged plays by writers including John Millington Synge, Donagh MacDonagh and Ms. Carroll’s father, including his best-known drama, Shadow and Substance, about the political and religious conflicts roiling 20th-century Ireland.

On film Ms. Carroll appeared in “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” (1973), starring Robert Mitchum; “The Jerk” (1979), starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters; “The Dead,” John Huston’s 1987 adaptation of the James Joyce short story in which she played the elderly songstress Aunt Kate; and “The Mambo Kings” (1992), starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas.

On television she had guest roles on a string of shows, including “Ironside,” “Kojak,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “Touched by an Angel.”

Source: The New York Times 

ProductionsDate of Productions
Waiting in the Wings
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Deirdre O'Malley]
Dec 16, 1999 - May 28, 2000
Design For Living
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Miss Hodge]
Jun 20, 1984 - Jan 20, 1985
Private Lives
[Play, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Louise]
May 08, 1983 - Jul 17, 1983
Borstal Boy
[Play, Original]
  • Also Starring: Helena Carroll
    • Mrs. Gildea - Replacement
Mar 31, 1970 - Aug 01, 1970
[Musical, Original]
  • Also Starring: Helena Carroll [Peg]
Feb 26, 1970 - Feb 28, 1970
Something Different
[Play, Comedy, Farce, Original]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Rose Keller]
Nov 28, 1967 - Feb 24, 1968
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Rachel]
Oct 04, 1965 - Nov 20, 1965
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll
    • Mrs. Sowerberry
    • Mrs. Corney - Replacement
  • Understudy: Helena Carroll [Mrs. Corney]
Jan 06, 1963 - Nov 14, 1964
Little Moon of Alban
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Sister Theresa]
  • Understudy: Helena Carroll [Brigid Mary Mangan]
Dec 01, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960
Separate Tables
Table by the Window
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Doreen]
Table Number Seven
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Helena Carroll [Doreen]
Oct 25, 1956 - Sep 28, 1957
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