Actress CARRIE NYE has lost her battle with lung cancer at her home in New York. She was 69. The Emmy-winning THE SCARLETT O'HARA WAR star - the wife of beloved US game show host DICK CAVETT - was born in Mississippi in 1936 and attended Yale Drama School in Connecticut. She made her name on Broadway, New York, where she enjoyed a distinguished career in hits like COP-OUT, A SECOND STRING and TOMMY STEELE musical HALF A SIXPENCE, which earned her a Tony nomination for her performance as HELEN WALSINGHAM. Nye was also a favourite at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she appeared in 24 productions, including CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and A Streetcar Named Desire. She went on to win an Emmy for playing Tallulah Bankhead in TV film The Scarlett O'Hara War.