Ernestine Jackson

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Birthday
18, 1942
Birthplace
Corpus Christi, TX
Birth Sign
Virgo

About

African-American theatrical performer who earned Tony nominations for her roles in Guys and Dolls and Raisin. Her other Broadway credits include The Bacchae and Applause.

Before Fame

In 1967, she made her debut on the Broadway stage in an all-black production of Hello, Dolly!

Trivia

She had appeared on such television shows as The West Wing and Law & Order.

Family Life

She grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. She married Darryl Foster.

Associated With

She and Debbie Allen both appeared on Broadway in Raisin (a musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's famous play, A Raisin in the Sun).