Nell Carter

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  • Birth Name: Nell Ruth Hardy
  • Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Died: January 23, 2003
  • Profession: Singer, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Got start on a local radio show in Birmingham, AL.
  • Made Broadway debut was in the 1970 musical Soon. Also included in the production were Peter Allen, Barry Bostwick and Richard Gere.
  • Made small-screen debut in the ABC daytime series Ryan's Hope in 1975.
  • Won Obie and Tony Awards in 1978 for her performance in the  musical  Ain't Misbehavin! A few years later she reprised her stage role in a television production and won an Emmy. 
  • First cinematic appearance was in the 1979 musical Hair.
  • Starred in the 1980s NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! Took part in a live telecast of the show in 1985, a first for a sitcom in nearly three decades.

Awards

  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement – Special Class: Winner
  • 1978, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Winner

Relationships

  • Joshua Carter — Son
  • Edna Mae Humphrey — Mother
  • Georg Krynicki — Ex-husband
  • Daniel Carter — Son
  • Tracey Jennieve — Daughter
  • Horace Hardy — Father
  • Roger Larocque — Ex-husband
  • Edna Lee — Grandmother

Details

  • Birth Name: Nell Ruth Hardy
  • Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Died: January 23, 2003
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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