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Carter, Nell Hardy

Born: 1948 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Entertainers, Musicians, Singer


1948 - Nell Hardy Carter, born on the 13th of September in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a Tony Award-winning American singer and film, stage, and television actress.

1964 - She was raped at age 16, and later endured three miscarriages.

1974 - She appeared alongside Bette Davis in the stage musical Miss Moffat, based on Davis' earlier film The Corn is Green.

1978 - She broke into stardom in the musical Ain't Misbehavin, for which she won a Tony Award.

       - Was cast in the role of Effie White Broadway musical Dreamgirls, but departed the production during development to take a television role on Ryan's Hope in Los Angeles.

1979 - She had a part in the Miloš Forman-directed musical film adaptation of Hair.

1981 - 1987 -She also took a role on television's The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, before landing a steady role as housekeeper Nell Harper on the sitcom Gimme a Break!, for which she earned Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.

1982 - She also won an Emmy for a televised performance.

1992 - She had surgery to remove aneurysms.

2003 - Died from heart disease complicated by diabetes and obesity on the 23rd of January.


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