Beah Richards

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Birthday
12, 1920
Birthplace
Vicksburg, MS
Death Date
Sep 14, 2000 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1920
Birthplace
Vicksburg, MS
Death Date
Sep 14, 2000 (80)

About

Award-winning actress, poet, and playwright who became known for her role in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Before Fame

She graduated from New Orleans' Dillard University and later moved to New York City to perform on stage productions.

Trivia

She won two Emmy Awards as an actress, one for her appearance on Frank's Place, the other for her role in The Practice.

Family Life

Her mother was a seamstress and her father was a Baptist minister.

Associated With

She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner opposite Sidney Poitier.