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Vinnette Carroll (1922–2002)

Vinnette Carroll was born on March 11, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress and director, known for Up the Down Staircase (1967), Alice's Restaurant (1969) and One Potato, Two Potato (1964). She died on November 5, 2002 in Lauderhill, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Up the Down Staircase
Alice's Restaurant
Alice's Restaurant Draft Clerk
One Potato, Two Potato
One Potato, Two Potato Martha Richards
The Reivers
The Reivers Aunt Callie


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 1996 The Last Home Run
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series)
Dr. Wynell Thatcher
- Archie's Operation: Part 2 (1976) ... Dr. Wynell Thatcher
- Archie's Operation: Part 1 (1976) ... Dr. Wynell Thatcher
 1974-1975 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
Sojourner Truth
- Sojourner (1975) ... Sojourner Truth
- We the Women (1974) ... Sojourner Truth
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Reba (uncredited)
 1969 The Reivers
Aunt Callie (as Vinette Carroll)
 1969 Alice's Restaurant
Draft Clerk
 1967 Up the Down Staircase
The Mother
 1964 One Potato, Two Potato
Martha Richards
 1960 CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series)
- Brown Girl, Brownstones (1960) ... (as Vinette Carroll)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Member of the Wedding (1960) ... Berenice
 1959 Summer of Decision (TV Movie)
Mrs. Benson
 1957 The Crucible (uncredited)
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 1972 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.193 (1972) ... Herself
 1962 Black Nativity (TV Movie)
Herself - Narrator
 1962 Tempo (TV Series)
- The Negro Spiritual (1962) ... Herself

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Vinette Carroll

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Personal Quote:

[on the issue of Afro-American Theatre] We still need black theatre. But I think we need to show black people just living, just trying to get through the world with the problems other people have. Source: Contemporary Authors interview with Jean W. Ross


Has been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award three times: in 1973, as Best Director (Musical) for "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope;" and in 1977, as both Best Director (Musical) and Best Book (Musical) for "Your Arm's Too Short to Box with God." See more »

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