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Minnie Gentry

Highest Rated: 89% The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

Lowest Rated: 58% Black Caesar (1973)

Birthday: Dec 2, 1915

Birthplace: Not Available

Distinguished singer/actress Minnie Gentry primarily worked on stage and television, but she also appeared in a few films. While growing up in Cleveland she began performing in church choirs. She made her acting debut with the Charles Gilpin Players at the Karamu Playhouse, Cleveland, and remained in close contact with them. In the late 1940s, Gentry went to New York and eventually landed on Broadway appearing in various highly acclaimed productions that include Lysistrata, her Broadway debut in which she starred opposite Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun, and All God's Chillun Got Wings. She also worked off-Broadway in such plays as Medea. On television she had a role on the daytime serial All My Children and played Gram Tee on the Cosby Show. Minnie Gentry's film credits include Georgia, Georgia (1971) and Spike Lee's Jungle Fever (1981).

Highest Rated Movies



77% Bad Lieutenant Elderly Woman 1992
No Score Yet Def by Temptation Grandma 1990
No Score Yet Apprentice to Murder Mam Isobel 1987
No Score Yet America Actor 1986
89% The Brother from Another Planet Mrs. Brown 1984
No Score Yet Greased Lightning Mrs. Scott 1977
No Score Yet Just an Old Sweet Song Aunt Velvet 1976
58% Black Caesar Mama Gibbs 1973
No Score Yet Georgia, Georgia Mrs. Alberta Anderson 1972
No Score Yet Come Back, Charleston Blue Her Majesty 1972


No Score Yet Law & Order
Bernice 1990
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
Harriet "Gramtee" McCutcheon 1990


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