Helen Martin (who played Pearl Shay) became a noted TV actress in the 70s, she worked as a Broadway actress for nearly 30 years. She had a guest role as Wanda on the television series Good Times, and later as the wisecracking neighbor Pearl Shay on the television sitcom 227, which lasted from 1985-1990. She also played on the short-run sitcoms Baby, I'm Back (as mother in-law, Luzelle) and That's My Mama.
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Gregory Oliver Hines was an American actor, singer, dancer and choreographer. Wikipedia Born: February 14, 1946, New York City, New York, United States Died: August 9, 2003, Los Angeles, California, United States Siblings: Maurice Hines Children: Daria Hines, Zach Hines TV shows: Little Bill, Amazing Stories, The Gregory Hines Show, Lost at Home, Great Performances: Dance in America, Motown Returns to the Apollo, I Love Liberty
Fred 'Rerun' Berry -- (3/19/1951-10/21/2003). American Film & Television Actor & Street Dancer. He portrayed Freddie 'Rerun' Stubbs on TV Series "What's Happening!!" and "What's Happening Now!!. Movies -- "Vice Squad" as Sugar Pimp, "In the Hood" as Uncle Paul. He was recovering from a Stroke, and died at home, age 52.
R.I.P.》 Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey passed away Thursday at the age of 75 as a result of complications from a stroke. Rey, who was born Harry Reynolds in Sequoyah County, Okla., was known for his roles in movies such as Friday, White Men Can't Jump and Harlem Nights, as well as TV shows like BET’sComic View, The Bernie Mac Show and 227. Rey got his start in comedy under the mentorship of Redd Foxx, who managed him for 12 years. Rey opened for Foxxfor more than 15 years during his time in...
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Meshach Taylor -- (4/11/1947-??). Movie & Television Actor/Game Show Panelist/Co-Host. He portrayed Anthony Bouvier in "Designing Women" and Sheldon Baylor on "Dave's World". Movies -- "Mannequin" & "Mannequin 2: On the Run as Hollywood Montrose and "Class Act" as Mr. Pinderhughes.
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Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Aug. 10. Freeman's long career in film, television and theater included an enduring role playing police Captain Ed Hall on the TV soap opera "One Life to Live" from 1972 through 1987.
Eamonn Walker born in London (12th June 1962) is a film, television and theatre actor. In the United States, he is known for playing Kareem Said in the HBO television series Oz, for which he won a CableACE Award, and in the UK as Winston, the gay, black thorn in Alf Garnett's side in "In Sickness and in Health".