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|Also Known As:||Died:||May 2, 1998|
|Born:||October 16, 1912||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Georgia, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Raised in Ohio
Began working at the Musart Theatre in Los Angeles
Film debut in "Burning Cross"
Made stage debut as Honey in "Deep Are the Roots" at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
Had a leading role in "The Well"
Refused to speak in stereotypical dialect in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" and changed some of her lines
Named woman of the year by the Los Angeles Sentinel
Was artist in residence at Stanford University
Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in Oakland, CA
Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation"
Earned a professional artist award from the California Educational Theatre Association
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