Former Guiding Light Actress DiesTuesday, July 25 2006
She starred opposite Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Divorce His, Divorce Hers, a television miniseries in the 1970s.
Her first character in Guiding Light met her death by falling into a pit of quicksand. At the time, she told Time Magazine she would have preferred her death on GL by being impaled by a hatpin instead.
Known for her dry witty humor, she was truly a southern belle. Beth Elhers of GL referred to her as a grande dame like Joan Collins.
Experiencing her share of hardships, Nye and Cavette purchased a home in the 1960's only to have it burn down in 1997. Determined not to let it get to her, they rebuilt and the home was featured in a 2003 documentary called "From the Ashes, The Life and Times of Tick Hall".
"It was the work of a genius," Nye told Newsday in 1998. "You can't put a person back together, but you can do it with a house."
She will be dearly missed by all at Guiding Light no doubt.