Actor Phyllis Newman arrives at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York on Jun 7, 2009. Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host “The Tonight Show” before turning her attention to fight for women’s health, died Sunday in New York. She was 86. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

Actor Phyllis Newman arrives at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York on Jun 7, 2009. Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host “The Tonight Show” before turning her attention to fight for women’s health, died Sunday in New York. She was 86. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

Tony-winner and women’s health advocate Phyllis Newman dies

Won the 1962 Tony for best supporting actress in the musical “Subways Are for Sleeping.”

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