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      Minnie Gentry

      Highest Rated: 75% Def by Temptation (1990)

      Lowest Rated: 64% Black Caesar (1973)

      Birthday: Dec 2, 1915

      Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

      Durable African-American actor who began in segregated, all-black theater at an early age, and well over half a century later was still racking up credits in features like "The Bad Lieutenant" (1992). For many years Gentry worked primarily on the stage, in plays ranging from "Lysistrata" and "Medea" to a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." Feature film work did not begin until late middle age, but Gentry made her dignified, charming and strong presence visible in a number of media in the years that followed. For many she is probably best for her touching work as Great Aunt Gramtee, a recurring role she played during the 1989-90 season on the hit sitcom, "The Cosby Show."

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      75% 40% Def by Temptation Grandma (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 23% Apprentice to Murder Mam Isobel (Character) $140.3K 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollow Image Emma (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 51% Greased Lightning Wendell's Mother (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just an Old Sweet Song Aunt Velvet (Character) - 1976
      64% 63% Black Caesar Momma Gibbs (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Georgia, Georgia Mrs. Alberta Anderson (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 50% Come Back, Charleston Blue Her Majesty (Character) - 1972


      No Score Yet 57% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1990