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Also Known As: Irma Hall Died:
Born: June 3, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Beaumont, Texas, USA Profession: actor, radio talk show host, concert promoter, playwright, cleaning person, telemarketing representative, butcher's apprentice, supermarket teller, waitress, teacher, reporter, publicist

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Sometimes fame comes later in life; and sometimes show business "discovers" you long after you've passed the ingenue status. Irma P Hall was a virtually unknown when she stole "A Family Thing" (1996) out from under established actors James Earl Jones and Robert Duvall. The actress won raves for portraying Aunt T, a blind 88-year old woman who misses nothing and has to tell Duvall about his true family roots in the black community.

Sometimes fame comes later in life; and sometimes show business "discovers" you long after you've passed the ingenue status. Irma P Hall was a virtually unknown when she stole "A Family Thing" (1996) out from under established actors James Earl Jones and Robert Duvall. The actress won raves for portraying Aunt T, a blind 88-year old woman who misses nothing and has to tell Duvall about his true family roots in the black community.

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 Wolf (2012)
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 Hurricane Season (2010)
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 Rain (2008)
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 Collateral (2004) Ida
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 Ladykillers, The (2004) Marva Munson
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1941:
Moved with family to Chicago area at age seven (date approximate)
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After graduating from college, worked as a high school teacher in the Dallas area
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Worked as a reporter for the <i>Dallas Express</i>
1971:
While working as a newspaper reporter met Raymond St. Jacques, who cast her in "Book of Numbers"
1972:
Formed Dallas Minority Repertory Theater with Reginald Montgomery; made stage debut in "Happy Endings"
1984:
Retired from teaching
1979:
Appeared in TV-movie "Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders" (ABC) and its 1980 sequel
1981:
Cast in featured role opposite Joanne Woodward in the TV-movie "Crisis at Central High" (CBS)
1987:
Moved back to the Chicago area
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Appeared in "Steppin' Out" at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre
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Wrote and appeared in the stage play "Gentle Fire"
1989:
Began association with play "Jar the Floor," acting in a Chicago production
1993:
Landed recurring role on ABC drama "Missing Persons"
1996:
Delivered breakthrough screen role of Aunt T. in "A Family Thing"
1997:
Played the matriarch in the sleeper hit "Soul Food"
1999:
Made NYC stage debut co-starring in the off-Broadway production of "Jar the Floor"
2000:
Starred in Chicago revival of "A Raisin in the Sun"
2000:
Reprised role of family matriarch on the Showtime series "Soul Food"
2001:
Cast in featured role on the UPN supernatural-themed series "All Souls"
2004:
Starred with Tom Hanks and Marlon Wayans in "The Ladykillers," a film by Joel and Ethan Coen
2004:
Appeared in Michael Mann's "Collateral" opposite Tom Cruise
2008:
Cast in Tyler Perry's romantic comedy "Meet the Browns"
2009:
Played supporting role opposite Nicolas Cage in Werner Herzog's "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call ¿ New Orleans"
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Education

Briar Cliff College: Sioux City , Iowa -
Texas College: Tyler , Texas -

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