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Frances Foster (1924–1997)

Frances Foster was born on June 11, 1924 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Frances Brown. She was an actress, known for All My Children (1970), Guiding Light (1952) and Malcolm X (1992). She was married to Robert Stansfield Foster. She died on June 17, 1997 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. See full bio »


(age 73) in Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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 1996 The Juror
 1995 Clockers
 1994 Crooklyn
Aunt Song
 1993 Moon Over Miami (TV Series)
Beverly Hale
- If You Only Knew (1993) ... Beverly Hale
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mary Tillar
- Mother Love (1993) ... Mary Tillar
 1992 Malcolm X
Woman Outside Audubon Ballroom
 1992 Citizen Cohn (TV Movie)
First Annie Lee Moss
 1992 Through an Open Window (Short)
 1991 Darrow (TV Movie)
Elsa Jackson
 1990 Working It Out (TV Series)
- And Now, My Non-Love (1990) ... Nurse
 1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawthorne
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Morgan Walker
- Beautiful Are the Stars (1989) ... Morgan Walker
 1985-1989 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Susan's Mother / Dorothy
- Episode #20.113 (1989) ... Susan's Mother
- Episode #17.30 (1985) ... Dorothy
 1987 Desperate (TV Movie)
 1987 Five Corners
 1987 Enemy Territory
Elva Briggs
 1986 Trapped in Silence (TV Movie)
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Slave
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
School Principal
- I Want to Go Home (1985) ... School Principal
 1984 House of Dies Drear (TV Movie)
Great-Grandmother Jeffers
 1984 Tales of the Unknown South (TV Movie) (segment "Neighbors")
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Aunt Mabel
- The Files on Jill Hatch: Part I (1983) ... Aunt Mabel
 1982 The Neighborhood (TV Movie)
 1977-1978 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Miriam George
- Episode #1.850 (1978) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.849 (1978) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.665 (1978) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.616 (1977) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.585 (1977) ... Miriam George
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
Nurse in Home
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Alberta King
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Mrs. Alberta King
 1978 Watch Your Mouth (TV Series)
- The Informer (1978)
 1977 A Piece of the Action
Bea Quitman
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Pearl Johnson
- A Summer Madness (1976) ... Pearl Johnson
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The First Breeze of Summer (1976) ... Gremmar
 1975 Good Times (TV Series)
Ms. Gertrude Vinson
- The Dinner Party (1975) ... Ms. Gertrude Vinson
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Legacy of Blood (1974) ... Sylvie
 1973 Cops and Robbers
Bleeding Lady
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Aunt Bess (#2) (1980-1981)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Grace Trainor (1968-70)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
The Young Woman
- The Non-Violent (1964) ... The Young Woman
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Barbara James
- Something of Importance (1962) ... Barbara James
 1959 Take a Giant Step
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Anne Share (1971)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Vera (1985-1992, 1993-1994)
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Trained at the American Theatre Wing in Manhattan, 1949-52. Co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company, appearing in 25 of its productions between 1967 and 1986. On stage from 1955.

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