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Born: December 30, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1973:
Named Miss Black Teen-Age New York
1977:
Professional acting debut in "A Piece of the Action"
1978:
TV debut on "The Krofft Komedy Hour", an unsold pilot
1980:
Broadway debut, "Reggae"
1981:
Appeared in over 1,200 performances of the Broadway hit, "Dreamgirls" as Deena Jones, the character loosely based on Diana Ross
1984:
Recorded album, "In the Evening"
1985:
Co-starred in the TV series, "Code Name: Foxfire"
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TV series regular as Ginger St. James on "It's a Living"
1987:
Co-authored book, produced video, "Sheryl Lee Ralph's Beauty Basics"
1989:
First leading role in features, "The Mighty Quinn", opposite Denzel Wazshington
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Started own production company, Island Girl Productions
1990:
Co-starred as Vicki St James in the series, "New Attitude"
1992:
Cast as Vegas showgirl Etienne (named after her child) on the long-running series, "Designing Women"
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Played the title character's stepmother on the UPN series, "Moesha"
1999:
Made directorial debut with the 12-minute short "Secrets"; also produced and scripted; aired on "Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase"
2000:
Co-starred as a government official in the political thriller "Deterrence"
2002:
Returned to Broadway in the role of Muzzy Van Meer n the stage musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

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