(Margalit Fox’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/5; via Pam Green.)

Frankie Michaels, the youngest person to win a Tony Award — which he earned in 1966, at 11, for his featured role in the Broadway musical “Mame” — died on March 30 at his home in Chittenango, N.Y. He was 60.

The cause was a heart attack, said a friend, Steven Clark.

Mr. Michaels, who was known in private life as Frankie Chernesky, was 11 years, 1 month and 11 days old when he received the Tony for playing the young Patrick Dennis, the nephew drawn into Auntie Mame’s irrepressible gravitational field. (Daisy Eagan, the youngest actress to receive a Tony, was about 11½ when she won in 1991 for “The Secret Garden.”)


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