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Nell Carter

Highest Rated:   89% Hair (1979)
Lowest Rated:   25% Bebe's Kids (1992)
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Actress of stage, screen, and TV, Nell Carter moved to New York in 1968 and began as a singer in clubs and cabarets, then landed roles in a string of musicals. Her big break came with her performance in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin' in 1978 (she repeated her role in the TV-version of the show). This led to a lead in the TV sitcom Gimme a Break, The show debuted in 1981 and made her nationally-known; the persona she created on the show was that of a bossy, love-lorn woman with a streak of self-deprecating humor. Besides the TV series, she went on to work as a singer in big clubs and in guest spots at big musical affairs, as well as hosting her own TV special Never Too Old to Dream in 1986.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
42% Swing
  • Grace
2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures II
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Back by Midnight
  • Waitress
2002
No Score Yet The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Sealed with a Kiss, (Longfellow Bridge)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Sealed with a Kiss
  • Mrs. Wheatley
1999
No Score Yet The Misery Brothers Y2K
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Follow Your Heart
  • Bus Driver
1998
No Score Yet We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Mrs. Claus
1998
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk
  • Actor
1997
50% The Grass Harp
  • Catherine Creek
1996
No Score Yet The Proprietor
  • Millie Jackson
1996
No Score Yet The Crazysitter
  • Warden
1995
25% Bebe's Kids
  • Vivian
1992
No Score Yet Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story
  • Lucille Gathers
1992
No Score Yet Maid for Each Other
  • Jasmine Jones
1992
No Score Yet Modern Problems
  • Dorita
1981
50% Back Roads
  • Waitress
1981
89% Hair
  • Ain't Got No / White Boys
1979
No Score Yet Christmas Classics
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Harriet Pumple
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor
  • Performer
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010
  • Performer

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