|Birth Day||November 26, 1942|
|Birth Place||Memphis, TN|
|Age||78 YEARS OLD|
'70s actress who became the first African American woman to win a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in Roots.
She made her television acting debut in a 1969 episode of Guiding Light.
She acted in several Broadway productions, including The School for Scandal and The national Health.
She married Richard Venture in 1970.
She had a small role with Katt Williams in the 2008 comedy First Sunday.