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Gloria Foster

Highest Rated:   100% The Cool World (1964)
Lowest Rated:   9% Leonard Part 6 (1987)
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Distinguished African-American actress Gloria Foster studied at the Goodman Theatre, making her earliest professional appearances with the University of Chicago County Theater. Foster's first Broadway role was Ruth in Lorraine Hansbury's Raisin in the Sun. In 1963, she appeared in the powerful dramatic review In White America, earning an Obie Award as well as a two-page spread in Life Magazine. The following year, she was honored with a Theatre World award for her portrayal of Medea, one of dozens of classic stage roles to her credit. She made her film bow in 1963's The Cool World, followed by a sizeable role opposite Ivan Dixon in the critically acclaimed Nothing But a Man. She later co-starred with Bill Cosby (To All My Friends on Shore, Leonard Part 6) and Sidney Poitier (Separate but Equal). Gloria Foster's many television credits include two guest appearances on The Mod Squad, co-starring with her then-husband, actor/director Clarence Williams III. Though her film roles remained relatively scarce throughout the 1990s, Foster's role as The Oracle in the 1999 metaphysical sci-fi smash The Matrix proved a welcome sight to fans who hadn't seen her since her 1993 television effort Percy and Thunder. Returning to the role for 2003's The Matrix Reloaded, Foster sadly died of diabetes before completing all of her scenes for the film (and having not even begun shooting her scenes for the same year's The Matrix Revolutions). She was 64.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
73% The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Oracle
$281.6M 2003
87% The Matrix
  • Oracle
1999
No Score Yet Percy and Thunder
  • Sugar Brown
1993
94% City of Hope
  • Jeanette
1991
83% Separate But Equal
  • Buster
1991
9% Leonard Part 6
  • Medusa Johnson
1987
No Score Yet The Atlanta Child Murders
  • Camille Bell
1985
No Score Yet The House of Dies Drear
  • Sheila Small
1984
No Score Yet House of Dies Drear
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Top Secret
  • Judith
1978
No Score Yet To All My Friends on Shore
  • Serena Blue
1972
No Score Yet Man and Boy
  • Ivy Revers
1971
No Score Yet The Angel Levine
  • Sally
1970
27% The Comedians
  • Mme. Philipot
1967
100% The Cool World
  • Mrs. Custis
1964
95% Nothing But a Man
  • Lee
$9.7k 1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Satima Tate
  • 1997
  • 1992

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