The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and
television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality
for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews
that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or
higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for
limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
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.