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12 June 11th, 2012 Judith Light Wins The Tony Award for Featured Actress In A Play!

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If you saw or missed last night’s 2012 Tony Awards presentation on CBS hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, one of the greatest actresses ever to appear in daytime, and who has two Daytime Emmys to show for it, just added a prestigious Tony Award to her mantel! Of course, we are talking about Judith Light!

Light who everyone remembers as Karen Wolek from One Life to Live and later, Who’s the Boss? fame on primetime, and myriad of stage plays ,and amazing motion pictures for television performances, and her unwavering support and work for the LGBT community, picked up her first Tony Award for her role in Other Desert Cities.

In her Tony award winning role Light played a dipsomaniac aunt in Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy about a wealthy Palm Springs family facing a series of domestic crises.  Judith was also nominated for a Tony last year for her role in  “Lombardi.”

Now after the jump, watch the incredibly thrilling moment as Judith accepts her Tony, and listen to what she had to say!

Congrats from On-Air On-Soaps to Judith! Bravo!

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  1. David Larsson says:

    Now all she needs is a Grammy and I think she’ll have won it all.

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  2. Sheryl says:

    Lot’s of luck to amazing actress, you deserve the awardI remember all the great roles you played you are one fantastic actress.

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  3. gloria says:

    Oh, I have loved her for so long-this is wonderful. She is just precious to me. Congratulations, Judith.

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  4. Doe says:

    Wow! Judith has won the Tony and deservedly so. She is such a force in the acting world. I have watched her in every show she was on. Unfortunatly, I have not seen her on Broadway, but on Law and Order as a Judge and Ugly Betty. Congrats Judith!….

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  5. Patrick says:

    Judith Light…. she is such a “lauded” actress. Congratulations. What I herald Ms. Light for… is her continued support for giving voice to LGBT advocacy. She’s a front runner.. in that, she’s been helping people for years… like, all her life. Kudos to stepping up to the plate. Sincere thank you… for giving time to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community.

    I loved you on Ugly Betty!

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  6. Iakovos says:

    Judith Light, to me, is the personification of a capital A Actress, and this award is so deserving, especially in such a acclaimed production of an acclaimed play with other A-listers! More than 30 years later and Light’s Karen Wolek performance on the stand still resonates and is remembered, not for shock value but for the truth and honesty she gave that character on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. She is one who truly completes her characters, even her Angela on the sitcom WHO’S THE BOSS? was played on levels that were beyond the material. Congratulations, Judith Light!

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  7. ricardo says:

    judith light is a wonderful actress. loved her on who’s the boss ugly betty and one life to live as karen. she is so kind and friendly to her fans. judith is classy sassy and she can act. i am looking forward in what judith does next. i live in vancouver bc canada.

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  8. ricardo says:

    i forgot congratulations judith light on your tony award. you deserved to win the tony award. michael fairman rumour is franco is alive on general hospital.

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  9. Brian Greene says:

    Judith Clearly Deserves Her Tony As Witty & Lovable Aunt Silda In Other Desert Cities.

    Go, Judith, Go–Yay! :D :D

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  10. lipstickcat says:

    I’m happy for Judith Light but a wish she would go eat a burger! She’s too skinny! All her bones are showing! Doesn’t she own a mirror?

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  11. Possum says:

    What a fantastic actress and wonderful person. She always gives 100% to everything she does.

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  12. MBmomof3 says:

    Congratulations to Judith Light. Talent and class.

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