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Also Known As: Frances Helen Brown Died: June 17, 1997
Born: June 11, 1924 Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, USA Profession: actor, director

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Frances Foster was an accomplished actress who appeared in a variety of films throughout her Hollywood career. In 1988, she appeared in "You Have Come Back." In 1990, she starred in Leslie Lee's play "Ground People." Foster's early roles were in comedies like "Cops and Robbers" (1973) and "A Piece of the Action" (1977) starring Sidney Poitier. She also was featured in the miniseries "King" (1977-78). She also appeared in the TV movie "The Neighborhood" (NBC, 1981-82). She worked in series television while getting her start in acting, including a part on "Our Street" (PBS, 1971-75). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties, appearing in "Streets of Gold" (1986), "Enemy Territory" (1987) and "Five Corners" (1988). She also landed a role in the miniseries "North and South" (1985-86). Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in the Denzel Washington biopic drama "Malcolm X" (1992), "The Distinguished Gentleman" (1992) with Eddie Murphy and "Crooklyn" (1994) with Alfre Woodard. She also appeared in the crime drama "Clockers" (1995) with Harvey Keitel. Foster last acted in the dramatic adaptation "The Juror" (1996) with Demi Moore. Foster was married to...

Frances Foster was an accomplished actress who appeared in a variety of films throughout her Hollywood career. In 1988, she appeared in "You Have Come Back." In 1990, she starred in Leslie Lee's play "Ground People." Foster's early roles were in comedies like "Cops and Robbers" (1973) and "A Piece of the Action" (1977) starring Sidney Poitier. She also was featured in the miniseries "King" (1977-78). She also appeared in the TV movie "The Neighborhood" (NBC, 1981-82). She worked in series television while getting her start in acting, including a part on "Our Street" (PBS, 1971-75). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties, appearing in "Streets of Gold" (1986), "Enemy Territory" (1987) and "Five Corners" (1988). She also landed a role in the miniseries "North and South" (1985-86). Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in the Denzel Washington biopic drama "Malcolm X" (1992), "The Distinguished Gentleman" (1992) with Eddie Murphy and "Crooklyn" (1994) with Alfre Woodard. She also appeared in the crime drama "Clockers" (1995) with Harvey Keitel. Foster last acted in the dramatic adaptation "The Juror" (1996) with Demi Moore. Foster was married to Morton Goldsen and had one child. Foster passed away in June 1997 at the age of 73.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Juror, The (1996) Housewife
2.
 Clockers (1995) Gloria
3.
 Crooklyn (1994) Aunt Song
4.
 Malcolm X (1992) Woman Outside Audubon Ballroom
5.
 Citizen Cohn (1992) First Annie Lee Moss
7.
 Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) Grandma
8.
 Enemy Territory (1987) Elva Briggs
9.
 Desperate (1987)
10.
 Five Corners (1987) Waitress
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1955:
Stage debut as Dolly May in "The Wisteria Tress"
1988:
Appeared in "You Have Come Back"
1990:
Starred in Leslie Lee's play "Ground People"

Education

American Theatre Wing: New York , New York - 1949 - 1952

Notes

An artist in residence at City College from 1973 through 1977

Won the Negro Ensemble Company's Adolph Caesar award in 1987

Recipient of two Audelco Awards which honor achievement in black theater: best actress award in 1978 for "Do Lord Remember Me" and best director in 1983 for "Hospice"

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husband:
Robert Standfield. Married in 1941 until his death in 1977.
husband:
Morton Goldsen. Second husband; married for 14 years.

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sister:
Beverly Tate.
son:
Terrell Foster.

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