( b. circa 1923 - d. Aug 05, 2013 Manhattan, New York, USA ) Female
Tannehill was an actress and lifelong New Yorker. She was known for her stunning looks as well as her talents as a dramatic and comedic actress, Ms. Tannehill started her Broadway career at age 8 in the play Purity. She attended Professional Children's School in Manhattan, which enabled her to perform and keep up with her studies while touring. Ms. Tannehill was cast in Cole Porter's 1938 Broadway musical Leave it to Me, starring Mary Martin, Sophie Tucker and Gene Kelly. In 1940, she appeared on Broadway in Keep off the Grass, choreographed by George Balanchine and starring Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger, and Jane Froman. At age 19, Ms. Tannehill met actor Alexander Clark during the Broadway revival of Counsellor-at-Law, starring Paul Muni. They married in 1945 and honeymooned in Europe on a six month tour with the USO. They remained married for fifty years.
Her father, Frank Tannehill Jr. was an actor, playwright and lyricist. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tannehill performed throughout the U.S. In 1857, they were part of the ensemble company at Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre. John Wilkes Booth joined the company that year. For over 25 years, Ms. Tannehill created and performed one woman shows recounting her own theatrical experiences and those of other notable people in the arts. Since 1995, she was President of Twelfth Night Club, Inc.; the oldest extant club for women of the theatre in the U.S. She will be remembered with love and admiration for her bright mind, her vibrant charm, her beautiful voice and wonderful theatre recollections.
Source: New York Times obituary.