Multi-talented jazz and soul singer Phyllis Hyman was popular during the '70s and '80s. In addition to singing engagements and recording, Hyman also occasionally acted on stage. She won a Tony for her work in Sophisticated Ladies. Hyman appeared in a handful of feature films too, including Spike Lee's School Daze (1988) and Lenny (1974). Hyman died from an overdose of pills on June 30, 1995. Police ruled her death a suicide.