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Minnie Gentry (1915–1993)

Minnie Gentry was born on December 2, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Minnie Lee Watson. She was an actress, known for All My Children (1970), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and Black Caesar (1973). She was married to Lloyd Gentry. She died on May 6, 1993 in New York, USA. See full bio »


(age 77) in New York, USA

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 1992 Here and Now (TV Series)
Mrs. Hackett
- Great Expectations (1992) ... Mrs. Hackett
 1992 Bad Lieutenant
Elderly Woman
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
- Poison Ivy (1990) ... Bernice
 1990 Def by Temptation
 1990 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Aunt Gramtee
- The Storyteller (1990) ... Aunt Gramtee
 1988 Apprentice to Murder
Mam Isobel
 1986 America
Mrs. Justice
 1979 Hollow Image (TV Movie)
 1979 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Miriam George
- Episode #1.981 (1979) ... Miriam George
 1977 Greased Lightning
Wendell's Mother
 1976 Just an Old Sweet Song (TV Movie)
Aunt Velvet
 1975 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
- Sojourner (1975) ... Sophia
 1974 Claudine
Bus Woman (uncredited)
 1973 Black Caesar
Momma Gibbs
 1972 Come Back, Charleston Blue
Her Majesty
 1972 Georgia, Georgia
Mrs. Alberta Anderson
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Aunt Bess (#1) (1975)

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Stage Play: The Sunshine Boys. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. All voices and instruments in "Lipton Tea Commerical" by Don Elliott. "Lipton Tea Commercial" arranged by Lee Schumer. Scenic Design by Kert Lundell. Costume Design by Albert Wolsky. Lighting Design by Tharon Musser. Directed by Alan Arkin. Broadhurst Theatre (moved to The ... See more »

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Great-grandmother of actor Terrence Howard. He credits her with his becoming an actor. Watching her perform several different characters is what made him realize acting was his passion. She was his first acting coach, and while working he would often play the role of the other characters his great-grandmother was working on at the time. See more »

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