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Melba Moore



Irrepressible African American entertainer Melba Moore was a schoolteacher before debuting on Broadway in the original production of Hair. At age 25, Melba won a Tony and a Theatre World Award for her supporting work in the Broadway musical Purlie. On the strength of this and subsequent show-stopping stage triumphs, Melba was honored with her own 1972 TV variety series, The Melba Moore/Clifton Davis Hour. Five years later, she made her first film appearance in the movie version of Hair (1977), playing the single-scene part of the "3-5-0-0 Soloist." She has since proved a popular recording artist with her album Peach Melba. Other Melba Moore projects have included the Kismet-inspired musical Timbuktu, the 1986 TV sitcom Melba (which was unceremoniously cancelled after the first episode, only to briefly bob up again in late summer) and a spirited voice over stint as "Whippet Angel" in the 1989 Don Bluth animated cartoon feature All Dogs Go to Heaven.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hair: Let the Sunshine In
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Melba Moore: Live in Concert
  • Actor
2007
42% The Fighting Temptations
  • Bessie Cooley
2003
No Score Yet Bing Crosby - White Christmas
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Melba Moore - A Night In St. Lucia
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Def by Temptation
  • Madam Sonya
1990
50% All Dogs Go To Heaven
  • Whippet Angel
1989
No Score Yet Great Performances
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Charlotte Forten's Mission
  • Actor
1985
89% Hair
  • '3-5-0-0' Soloist
1979
No Score Yet Lost in the Stars
  • Irina
1974
No Score Yet American Film Theatre - Bundle
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Purlie
  • Actor
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor

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