(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.
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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.