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Thelma Carpenter (1922–1997)

Thelma Carpenter was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan. 15,1922, the only child of Fred and Mary Carpenter, and her career spanned seven decades. She was performing on radio programs like Jack Darrell's "Kiddies hour" and the "Horn and Hardart Children's Hour" at age five and had her own show on WNYC by the time she was 11. After winning an Apollo ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Wiz
The Wiz Miss One
The Cotton Club
The Cotton Club Norma Williams
Call Her Mom
New York Stories
New York Stories Maid (segment "Life without Zoe")


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 1996 Cosby (TV Series)
 1989 New York Stories
Maid (segment "Life without Zoe")
 1978 The Wiz
Miss One
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Margaret Poole
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
- An Affair to Forget (1972) ... Thelma
 1972 Call Her Mom (TV Movie)
 1943 Crazy House
Thelma (uncredited)
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 1978 The Wiz (performer: "He's The Wizard")
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 1993 Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame (TV Special documentary)
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Herself, actress and singer
- Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day (1986) ... Herself, actress and singer
 1949-1952 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
Herself - Guest Jazz Vocalist / Herself -Guest Jazz Vocalist
- Episode #3.26 (1952) ... Herself - Guest Jazz Vocalist
- Episode #2.11 (1950) ... Herself -Guest Jazz Vocalist
- Episode #1.9 (1949) ... Herself - Guest Jazz Vocalist
 1951 Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1951) ... Herself
 1951 Kreisler Bandstand (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1951) ... Herself
 1949 Sugar Hill Times (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1949) ... Herself
- Episode #1.3 (1949) ... Herself

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