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Also Known As: Died: August 17, 1990
Born: March 29, 1918 Cause of Death: probable heart attack
Birth Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Peter Gunn (1989) as Mother
Set in the 1960s, detective Peter Gunn finds himself in the midst of a mob war when he is hired by a gangland boss to prove that the mobster did not kill a rival.
Fox and the Hound, The (1981) as Voice Of Big Mama
A young fox named Tod is taken in by an old woman after his mother is killed by a hunter. Soon young Tod befriends Copper, a hound dog puppy. As they grow up their friendship is put to the test when Copper realizes that it is his job is to hunt foxes.
Norman...Is That You? (1976) as Beatrice Chambers
A retired man discovers his only son is gay.
The Landlord (1970) as Marge
A spoiled rich boy buys a Brooklyn tenement and gets mixed up in his tenants'''' lives.
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) as Ruby [Jones]
An ambitious farm girl rushes into marriage with a rich man, almost destroying four lives in the process.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Maria
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as Aunt Hagar
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
That Certain Feeling (1956) as Gussie
When Larry Larkin's syndicate complains that his comic strip isn't as amusing as it once was, he calls in neourotic ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. But things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secratery and soon-to-
Carmen Jones (1955) as Frankie
A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.
Isn't It Romantic (1948) as Addie
Variety Girl (1947) as
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.

Cast (special)

Capitol Fourth 1989, A (1989)
A television special celebrating the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Congress. E.G. Marshall hosts the tenth annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the Capitol building.
Salute to Broadway: The Shows, A (1988)
A special featuring music from Broadway shows, including "Hello Dolly!," "The Fantasticks," "West Side Story," "Company," "42nd Street," "Les Miserables" and others. The first of three specials saluting the music of Broadway.
Miss Ruby's Southern Holiday Dinner (1988)
A special in which dishes for a traditional Southern holiday dinner are discussed and prepared by celebrity guests.
Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (1985) as Martha Dermody
A mysterious shopping cart lady in New York's Central Park helps a girl who is having problems with her new stepmother and stepsisters.
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, The (1985) as Guest
An all-star party that honors President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, on the occasion of his inauguration to his second term.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.
Member of the Wedding, The (1982) as Bernice
The drama, set in Georgia in 1945, tells the story of Frankie Addams, a twelve-year-old girl who can't wait to grow up and become a woman, and who fears losing her brother, who is about to marry.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope Presents a Celebration With Stars of Comedy and Music (1981)
Bob and his guests celebrate the dedication of the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! (1978)
A salute to Bob Hope on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.
Bing!... A 50th Anniversary Gala (1977)
A special celebrating Bing Crosby's fifty years in show business.
Bing Crosby and His Friends (1974)
An hour of music and comedy with Bing Crosby.
One More Time (1974) as Performer
The program features music and comedy stars of the past and present performing the material that made them famous.
Bing Crosby and His Friends (1972)
An hour of music, song, and comedy with Bing Crosby and friends.
Stand Up and Cheer (1971)
The pilot for a prospective series titled "Johnny Mann's Stand Up and Cheer." An hour-long songfest saluting America.

Music (special)

Capitol Fourth 1989, A (1989) as Song Performer ("Battle Hymn Of The Republic" "God Bless America")
A television special celebrating the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Congress. E.G. Marshall hosts the tenth annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the Capitol building.

Cast (short)

The Redd Foxx Becomes a Movie Star (1976)
This promotional short film looks at Redd Foxx''''s first leading role in a motion picture, "Norman... Is That You?" (1976).

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