Theresa Merritt

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Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Emporia, VA
Death Date
Jun 12, 1998 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Emporia, VA
Death Date
Jun 12, 1998 (75)

About

Actress who starred in the sitcom That's My Mama, and played Auntie Em in the 1978 film adaptation of The Wiz.

Before Fame

She made her screen debut in the 1969 TV movie J.T.

Trivia

She earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. She also appeared in the Broadway production of The Wiz.

Family Life

She married Benjamin Hines and they had four children together.

Associated With

She appeared with Dolly Parton in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.