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Minnie Gentry

Lowest Rated:   58% Black Caesar (1973)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
92% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Bernice
  • 1990

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