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Born: June 14, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Lemon (2017)
A man tries to stop his life from unraveling after he is left by his blind girlfriend.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
A rich white family in the witness protection program is forced to relocate and live in Madea's home.
Heart Specialist, The (2008)
A Harvard Medical School graduate arrives for his internship at a hospital in South Florida. When the chief resident discovers that the intern has actually come to recapture the girl that got away, he and his girlfriend conspire to teach him a lesson not just about medicine but about true love.
Brothers, The (2001) as Mary West
Four black yuppies--a married banker, a perpetual bachelor attorney, a reformed playboy and a commitment-phobic doctor, respectively--begin to question their attitudes about women and relationships when one of them announces his impending nuptials.
Stanley's Gig (2000) as Elanor Whitney
A middle-aged musician lands a job at a retirement home as a recreational therapist. There he befriends an old jazz chanteuse who changes his life.
Visit, The (2000) as Lois Waters
Based on a true story, a drama about a spiritual awakening, revolving around Alex, the younger brother in a once close-knit family. Alex Waters has been sentenced for 25 years for rape: a crime which he insists that he did not commit. Alex's incarceration initially threatens to destroy him and his l
Lost & Found (1999) as Enid
Dylan Ramsey, a chicken-chested geek who is part owner of an L.A. eatery, has devised a master plan to win the heart of his beautiful next-door neighbor and dream girl, Lila. His act involves the kidnapping of her beloved dog so that he may emerge as her hero when he is the one that finally finds it. However, what he doesn''t count on is the pandemonium that the dog creates while hidden in his apartment -- particularly when the dog ingests a diamond anniversary ring that Dylan''s best friend and business partner has bought to surprise his wife.
Foolish (1999) as Odetta Waise
'Foolish' Waise is a talented comedian with a hard-edge trying to make it in the comedy clubs in LA while his brother is a hard-nosed gangster trying to make it on the streets. With all the competition they face in their chosen "professions," their biggest battle is with each other over the love of
Lily in Winter (1994) as Mazie
Set in the 1950s, a New York African-American housekeeper becomes a reluctant accessory to a crime, and is unjustly accused of kidnapping her young white charge when she and the boy suddenly disappear.
Meteor Man, The (1993) as Mrs Reed
As a result of a meteor shower, an inner city school teacher acquires super-human powers that enable him to bring justice to his neighborhood.
Up Against the Wall (1991) as Louise Bradley
A black youth makes the transition from living in the projects to living in the suburbs.
Menu for Murder (1990) as Mary Hallard
The power-mad president of the PTA in an affluent Los Angeles suburb is murdered and many of the members are suspects.
You Can't Take It With You (1979) as Rheba
An adaptation for television of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy about an eccentric "drop-out" known as Grandpa Vanderhof and his peculiar family members and friends who populate a roomy uptown Manhattan home.
Missing Are Deadly, The (1975) as 1st Nurse
A suspense tale about the search for an emotionally disturbed teenager who has taken from his father's research laboratory a rat infected with an incurable virus that can kill one hundred million people in three weeks.
Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973) as Beverly Solomon
A hitman hides out at a ghetto church.

Music (feature film)

Precious (2009)
Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, overweight, and pregnant again. Naïve and abused, Precious responds to a glimmer of hope when a door is opened by an alternative-school teacher.

Cast (special)

CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration (2003) as Presenter
A celebration of the Eye's seventy-five years of broacasting.
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 4 (2000) as Interviewee
Special that features interviews with stars of three television series: "Happy Days," "The Jeffersons" and "One Day at a Time."
Trumpet Awards, The (2000) as Presenter
Telecast of the 2000 Trumpet Awards ceremony, honoring African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, business, politics and entertainment.
1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (1998) as Presenter
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' annual Creative Arts Awards. Among the 54 categories presented are: "Outstanding Guest Actors and Actresses in Comedy and Drama Series;" "Outstanding Commercial;" "Outstanding Directing For a Comedy and Drama Series;" and "Outstanding Music
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (1997) as Voice Of Old Mother Hubbard
A rappin' and rhymin' Mother Gooseberg threatens to quit, and nursery rhyme characters try to talk her out of it.
Last Breeze of Summer, The (1994) as Mrs Peterson
Set in 1957, a young black girl is selected to help integrate an all-white school in Texas.
Picture What Women Do (1994)
Documentary attempting to show that women of diverse backgrounds and situations can have parallel attitudes.
19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1992)
The 19th annual tribute honoring blacks in the entertainment industry.
24th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1992)
A presentation of "The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards" honoring those who have made a positive contribution to the image of African-Americans in the motion picture, television, and recording industries.
Salute to America's Pets, A (1991) as Host
A special featuring pets and their celebrity owners. Includes a tribute to Lassie and to pets that have performed heroically.
Math... Who Needs It?! (1991)
A special focusing on the everyday use of math.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1990)
A telecast of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) sixth annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The program also features footage chronicaling the careers of the inductees.
Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (1990)
A music special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Motown recording label. The program features Motown's recording artists, as well as comedians and actors who have been influenced by the Motown sound.
5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, The (1990) as Host
A broadcast of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards ceremony, taped at the Aquarius Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony also commemorates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
24th Annual Victor Awards, The (1990)
A salute to the top athletes of the year in auto racing, baseball, basketball, pro boxing, pro football, golf, hockey, horse racing, tennis, soccer and track and field. Nominees are selected by the editors of "The Sporting News." Winners are determined by the votes of sports writers and broadcasters
Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King (1988)
A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The special features gospel performances and narrative highlights of Dr. King's life.
Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide (1988)
A special designed to help parents learn how to communicate with their children about drug abuse. The program features performers in a series of dramatizations involving teens and drugs. These role-playing exercises demonstrate the communication skills parents must learn to help their children preve
12th Annual Circus of the Stars, The (1987)
A special, taped before a live audience, featuring popular entertainers from the stage, screen and television, performing circus acts.
13th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1987) as Presenter
Dick Van Dyke hosts the live telecast of the ceremony from Santa Monica, California, honoring winners in 21 categories. A special Gallup Poll determined the three top vote-getters in each category, and the public voted for anyone and was not restricted to a pre-determined list.
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1987)
The Awards Ceremony, taped on December 14, 1986, at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, honors individuals and companies who contribute positively to the images of black people.
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
Real Trivial Pursuit, The (1985)
Six celebrity guests, divided into two three-member teams, play the board game Trivial Pursuit, with clues provided by film clips and an array of guests.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Fire Next Time, The (1993) as Cosgrove
Set in the future, the story follows the struggles of a Louisiana family facing the effects of a massive hurricane and the results of global warming.
Moneychangers (1976) as Mrs Euphrates
This four-part adaptation of Arthur Hailey's tale of power and greed in the banking business has two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises won an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Series of the 1976-77 season as well as an Emmy for Christopher Plummer

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: An Animated Special from the Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Series (1999) as Voice Of The Grandmother
Animated musical version with a feminist twist of the classic tale, "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." Ali Baba is a charitable wise girl who lives in the desert with her grandmother and her selfish brother. She outsmarts the Great One and his forty thieves.

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