Daly, Tyne (1946- )

The Tyne Daly collection includes manuscripts, professional material, correspondence, printed material, video, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia.

Manuscripts in the collection include scripts, teleplays, and screenplays by various authors for projects in which Daly appeared.  Many of the scripts were working scripts and include handwritten notes. Theater scripts include Annie, Anything Goes, Call Me Madam, Come Back, Little Sheba, Mother Courage and Her Children, Wonderful Town, and others. Some scripts include correspondence related to the production, contracts, photographs, or printed material. Teleplays in the collection include scripts for Cagney and Lacey (1981-1988), Judging Amy (1999-2005), and other programs. Also included are drafts of tributes and speeches given by Daly for a variety of occasions, including commencement addresses as well as her 2000 Tony Award acceptance speech for her role in Gypsy.

Professional material consists of subject files regarding various projects arranged by topic. Overall, the files include printed material, photographs, correspondence, interviews, appointment books and planners, press kits, and programs. Topics include Gypsy, Cagney and Lacey, Judging Amy, a number of Emmy Awards ceremonies, the Helen Hayes Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Daly’s performances with The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and many other performances in a variety of venues for organizations across the country. Along with these there are clippings, tear sheets, contact lists, press releases, and reviews and articles about Daly and her work.

Correspondence in the collection consists of both personal and professional letters as well as several postcards dating 1981 to 2010. Notable correspondents include Edward Albee; Woody Allen; Ray Bradbury; George Bush; Cher; William Cosel; Colleen Dewhurst; Nora Ephron; Cagney and Lacey co-star Sharon Gless; Joel Grey; Julie Harris; actress June Havoc whose sister, Gypsy Rose Lee, was the inspiration for Gypsy; Joanna Lumley, James Earl Jones; Walter Kerr; Angela Lansbury; Arthur Laurents; David Mamet; Harold Prince; Neil Simon; and creators of Gypsy, Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne.

Printed material includes programs for several of Daly’s productions dating 1980 to 2015, flyers, booklets, magazines, posters, and internet printouts, some programs and posters signed by Daly.

Video recordings in the collection are extensive. These include episodes of both Cagney and Lacey and Judging Amy, a program titled Tyne Daly: Intimate Portrait, as well as other Daly projects and interview appearances on such programs as The Rosie O’Donnell Show and 20/20

Scrapbooks in the collection include albums regarding Daly’s early career, Gypsy, Cagney and Lacey, and Judging Amy.

The collection includes numerous photographs spanning Daly’s career including headshots, close ups, and performances.

Memorabilia includes a number of awards and certificates honoring both Daly’s work in the entertainment field and as a humanitarian; some costume pieces, most notably an original hand-sewn corset made by Gypsy Rose Lee in 1945 and presented to Daly by June Havoc on Daly’s 1989 opening night for Gypsy; tickets, guest passes, prints, and a few other miscellaneous objects.
Notable Figures
1. Daly, Tyne
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Drama, Film, and Television Subject Guide
2. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
3. Television Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section