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Jessica Lange Wins Her First Tony Award

Lange, 67, is a two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Emmy winner

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    Jessica Lange accepts the award for leading actress in a play for "Long Day's Journey into Night" at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York.

    Jessica Lange won her first Tony Award for playing a drug-addled mother in the Broadway revival of the monumental "Long Day's Journey Into Night."

    "This is a dream come true and it fills me with such happiness, even on such a sad day as this," she said, referring to the Orlando shootings.

    Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical masterwork about the disintegrating Tyrone family is familiar to the actress: Lange previously played the role of Mary Tyrone in a 2000 production in London, receiving an Olivier Award nomination. 

    Lange, 67, is a two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Emmy winner who has lately connected with millennials, thanks to four seasons aboard "American Horror Story," playing a washed-up Southern belle, a freak show ringmaster, a nun and a witch.

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    Lange beat out Laurie Metcalf, Lupita Nyong'o, Sophie Okonedo and Michelle Williams.