Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death [Tunes From Blackness]. Musical. Music by Melvin Van Peebles
[earliest Broadway credit]. Lyrics by Melvin Van Peebles. Book by Melvin Van Peebles. Musical direction and supervision: Harold Wheeler
. Scenic Design by Kert F. Lundell. Directed by Gilbert Moses
. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved ...
Did You Know?
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.