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Beverly Hope Atkinson (1935–2001)

African-American Beverly Hope Atkinson began her career on the New York stage with Cafe LaMama and toured in such productions as "The Skin of Our Teeth," "Lysistrata" and "The Blacks". She eventually made her way to Hollywood in the early 70s where she impressed in her very first film role, that of a streetwise hooker in The New Centurions (1972) ... See full bio »

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 1991 Never Forget (TV Movie)
Lorraine
 1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Judge Allan
- The Distance (1990) ... Judge Allan
 1989 Behind God's Back (Short)
Lula Mae
 1984-1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Vivian DeWitt
- Larry of Arabia (1986) ... Vivian DeWitt
- I Want My Hill Street Blues (1986) ... Vivian DeWitt
- Scales of Justice (1986) ... Vivian DeWitt
- Two Easy Pieces (1986) ... Vivian DeWitt
- Dr. Hoof and Mouth (1985) ... Vivian DeWitt
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
 1985 UFOria
Naomi
 1982 Maid in America (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Finley
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Madge
- Out at Home (1980) ... Madge
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
- Pilot (1980)
 1978 Good Times (TV Series)
Savannah Morgan
- The Witness (1978) ... Savannah Morgan
 1978 Outside Chance (TV Movie)
Clair
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
Bertha
- The Stone Conspiracy (1978) ... Bertha
 1977 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Nurse
- The Pinballs (1977) ... Nurse
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
the Hooker / Esther
- Trigger Point (1977) ... the Hooker
- The Cut Man Caper (1975) ... Esther
 1976 Executive Suite (TV Series)
Julia
- Re: The Trap (1976) ... Julia
 1976 Law and Order (TV Movie)
Lola
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
Merilee
- The Fifth Victim (1975) ... Merilee
 1975 Insight (TV Series)
Hatti
- Hellhound Blues (1975) ... Hatti
 1975 Hustling (TV Movie)
Giselle
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Stewardess
- The Temptation (1974) ... Stewardess
 1972-1974 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Girl #1 / Sheila
- Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady (1974) ... Girl #1
- The Return of the Barracuda (1972) ... Sheila
 1972 The New Centurions
Alice
 1968 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Nurse
- Episode #1.563 (1968) ... Nurse (as Beverly Atkinson)

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