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Linda Hopkins (I) (1924–2017)


Linda Hopkins was born on December 14, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Melinda Helen Matthews. She was an actress, known for Leprechaun 2 (1994), Great Performances (1971) and American Playhouse (1981). She died on April 10, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. See full bio »

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Thu, Oct 17 2:20 AM PDT on HBO2 (520)
Leprechaun 2
Sat, Oct 19 8:00 PM PDT on IFC (125)

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Known For

Leprechaun 2 Housewife
(1994)
Great Performances Aunt Ethel
(1991-1993)
American Playhouse Sister McCandless
(1985)
(1974)

Filmography

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 2006 Cries in the Dark (TV Movie)
Mom #1
 2004 The Survivors Club (TV Movie)
Female Officer Tandy
 1994 Something Wilder (TV Series)
Lady
- Holy Water (1994) ... Lady
 1994 Leprechaun 2
Housewife
 1991-1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Aunt Ethel
- Black and Blue (1993)
- The Colored Museum (1991) ... Aunt Ethel
 1987 Disorderlies
Buffy's Mother
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister McCandless
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Sister McCandless
 1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Sister McCandless
 1982 Honkytonk Man
Blues Singer
 1981 Purlie (TV Movie)
Sister Hopkins
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Singer
- Part VII (1960-1967) (1979) ... Singer
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Ellie
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Ellie
 1974 The Education of Sonny Carson
Lil Boy's mother
 1960 Amerikanische Impressionen (TV Short)
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Other Works:

(4/4/75-5/3/75) Stage: Appeared in the musical, "Me and Bessie," in a Special Spring Celebration world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Robert Greenwald was director. Will Holt wrote the book. See more »

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Brash, sassy, chunky-framed gospel, jazz and blues singer best known, besides her recordings, for her Broadway performances in "Purlie", "Me and Bessie" as Bessie Smith, "Black and Blue" and "Inner City" for which she won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress. See more »

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Sagittarius

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