Anne Pitoniak

Anne Pitoniak


Anne Pitoniak, the self-effacing actress who received a Tony Award nomination for her powerful potrayal of a stunned and frightened woman in Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother, died April 22, 2007, at her home in Manhattan. She was 85. Ms. Pitoniak created the title role in 'night, Mother, a confused but determined mother who tries to talk her grown daughter out of her plans to kill herself that evening. Kathy Bates played the saddened young woman. The play was hailed for its biting, unrelenting realism and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983.

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  • Born: Mar 30, 1922 in Westfield, Massachusetts
  • Death: Apr 22, 2007 in New York, New York


Drama Desk Award
1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play The Octette Bridge Club Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1983 Outstanding Actress in a Play 'night, Mother Winner
Theatre World Awards
1983 Theatre World Award 'night, Mother Winner
Tony Award
1994 Best Featured Actress in a Play Picnic Nominee
1983 Best Actress in a Play 'night, Mother Nominee