BY: Margaret Hall
Tony nominee Rose Gregorio passed away August 17 in her longtime Greenwich Village home of natural causes according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 97. Born October 17, 1925 to Italian immigrants in Chicago, Mr. Gregorio attended Northwestern and Yale before making her Broadway debut in The Owl and the Pussycat as a standby alongside acclaimed director Robert Moore.
Known for her gentle simplicity on the stage, she appeared on Broadway in The Investigation, Daphne in Cottage D, The Cuban Thing, and Jimmy Shine throughout the 1960s, all the while appearing on television and film in a variety of supporting parts.