- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 5, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isabel Bigley, who won a Tony Award for her role in the 1950s Broadway musical classic “Guys and Dolls,” died Sept. 30 of pulmonary disease at a Los Angeles hospital. She was 80.

Miss Bigley had been playing Laurey in the London production of “Oklahoma!” when she was offered the role of Sarah Brown, the “mission doll” who entrances gambler Sky Masterson in the show based on Damon Runyon’s characters.

“Guys and Dolls” ran from November 1950 to November 1953 and earned Miss Bigley the 1951 Tony for featured actress in a musical.

She went on to star with Bill Hayes in the 1953 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Me and Juliet.” The part was created especially for her, and the musical was noted for her song, “No Other Love.”

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