Norma Donaldson

Highest Rated: 96% House Party (1990)
Lowest Rated: 0% Staying Alive (1983)
Birthday: Jul 8, 1928
Birthplace: Not Available
A talented and versatile entertainer, Norma Donaldson seemed to find success wherever she chose to perform. Born and raised in Harlem, Donaldson launched her career as a nightclub singer and then toured with Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne. During the 1970s, she was a popular Broadway star and was most famous for portraying the loveless chorine Miss Adelaide, opposite Robert Guillame, in Frank Loesser's all-black revival of Guys and Dolls in 1976. She and Guillame were again paired in Purlie and No Place to Be Somebody. Donaldson's film credits include Willie Dynamite (1973), 9 to 5 (1980), House Party (1990), and Poetic Justice (1993). On television, she guest starred on numerous series, including All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and General Hospital. At the time of her death, she was playing Lilliebelle Barber on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Highest Rated Movies



37% Poetic Justice Aunt May 1993
35% The Five Heartbeats Mrs. Sawyer 1991
96% House Party Mildred 1990
33% The Unholy Abby 1988
0% Staying Alive Fatima 1983
83% 9 to 5 Betty 1980
No Score Yet Willie Dynamite Honey 1974
80% Across 110th Street Gloria Roberts 1972
No Score Yet Baby and the Battleship Dr. Bryce 1956


No Score Yet All in the Family
Ms. Watson
  • 1977
No Score Yet Good Times
Mrs. Baker
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
Dale Parker
  • 1975


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