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Frances Foster

Highest Rated:   91% Malcolm X (1992)
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A co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Co., character actress Frances Foster spent most of her career on stage, but also occasionally appeared on the screen and on television. She made her film debut in Philip Leacock's Take a Giant Step (1959). In the '90s, Foster appeared in three Spike Lee films, Malcolm X (1992), Crooklyn (1994) and Clockers (1995). Her television work includes appearances on soap operas such as All My Children and Ryan's Hope. Foster was born in Yonkers. Foster made her professional debut on stage in 1955 following studies at the American Theater Wing. Between 1967 and 1986, she appeared in over 25 shows with the Negro Ensemble Co, receiving an Obie award in 1985 for excellence of performance. In 1978, she won an Andelco Award for her achievements in black theater as an actress. She won the same award for best director in 1983. Foster died June 17, 1997 of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 79.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
15% The Juror
  • Housewife
1996
68% Clockers
  • Gloria
1995
76% Crooklyn
  • Aunt Song
1994
13% The Distinguished Gentleman
  • Grandma
1992
91% Malcolm X
  • Woman Outside Audubon Ballroom
1992
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn
  • First Annie Lee Moss
1992
No Score Yet Darrow
  • Elsa Jackson
1991
No Score Yet Enemy Territory
  • Elva Briggs
1987
75% Five Corners
  • Waitress
1987
31% Streets of Gold
  • Nurse
1986
No Score Yet Trapped in Silence
  • Ovelia
1986
No Score Yet House of Dies Drear
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet A Piece of the Action
  • Bea Quitman
1977
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers
  • Lady
1973
No Score Yet Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (Barney)
  • Kevin's Mother
1971
No Score Yet Take a Giant Step
  • Poppy
1959

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Mary Tillar
  • 1993

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