One Life to Live Matriarch Patricia Elliott Dead at 77

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The daytime television and Broadway communities are mourning the loss of Patricia Elliott. She was 77.

According to Elliott's niece, the beloved One Life to Live veteran died at her home on Sunday. Elliott won a Tony Award in 1973 for her Broadway musical debut as Countess Charlotte in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. She continued to light up the Great White Way in productions of  The Shadow Box, A Doll's House, A Month of Sundays, Hedda Gabler and The Elephant Man.

In 1987, she joined ABC Daytime's One Life to Live as Renee Divine, a former madam and the love of billionaire oil baron Asa Buchanan's (the late Phil Carey) life.