Louise Troy, a tall and elegant actress who was praised for performances in Broadway musicals, has died at her home in New York. She was 60. The cause was breast cancer, said Larry Keith, a friend.

Miss Troy was applauded for what critics called her sprightly, winning, handsome, and vivid performance as Edward Woodward's impatient second wife in the 1964 musical "High Spirits," based on Noel Coward's comedy "Blithe Spirit." Miss Troy also received Tony nominations for her acting in the 1963 musical "Tovarich" and the 1966 musical "Walking Happy."In addition, she appeared in a number of television series, including "The Defenders," "Hogan's Heroes," "Room 222," "The Odd Couple" and "Kate and Allie." She also acted in the 1968 films "Yours, Mine and Ours" and "The Swimmer."