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Zara Cully

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Birthday
26, 1892
Birthplace
Worcester, MA
Death Date
Feb 28, 1978 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1892
Birthplace
Worcester, MA
Death Date
Feb 28, 1978 (86)

About

Best remembered as Mother Jefferson in the 1970s and 1980s CBS situation comedy The Jeffersons, this popular character actor also appeared in such series as All In the Family, Cowboy in Africa, and Playhouse 90.

Before Fame

Early in her career, she acted in theatrical productions in both New York City and Jacksonville, Florida.

Trivia

Shortly after her lung cancer death at age eighty-six, she received a posthumous NAACP Special Image Award.

Family Life

She and her nine siblings grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her more than five-decade marriage to James M. Brown, Sr. resulted in four children.

Associated With

She co-starred with acclaimed actor Sidney Poitier in the 1971 film Brother John.