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Danitra Vance



Danitra Vance was a highly regarded stage actress who occasionally ventured into films and television. Vance debuted on stage in the early '80s and subsequently worked closely with New York Shakespeare Festival producer George C. Wolfe. Her stage work won her some prestigious awards, including two Dramalogues, an NAACP Image Award, and an Obie. On television, she spent the 1985 season in the cast of the long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. She was the first black woman to become a cast regular. She played supporting roles in a handful of feature films, including Little Man Tate (1991) and Sticky Fingers (1988). She played a lead in her final film, Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1992). Vance was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 and incorporated the experience into a solo skit The Radical Girl's Guide to Radical Mastectomy. Despite her efforts to fight the disease, Vance passed away on August 21, 1994.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jumpin' at the Boneyard
  • Jeanette
1992
76% Little Man Tate
  • Clinic Doctor
1991
83% Hangin' with the Homeboys
  • Pool Hall Woman
1991
82% The War of the Roses
  • Manicurist Trainee
1989
No Score Yet Limit Up
  • Nike
1989
No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Sticky Fingers
  • Evanston
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer

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