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Melba Moore

Highest Rated:   89% Hair (1979)
Lowest Rated:   42% The Fighting Temptations (2003)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE 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
$30.3M 2003
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
89% Hair
  • '3-5-0-0' Soloist
1979
No Score Yet Lost in the Stars
  • Irina
1974
No Score Yet Purlie
  • Actor
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor

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