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Shirley Hemphill (1947–1999)

Shirley Hemphill was born on July 1, 1947 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA as Shirley Ann Hemphill. She was an actress, known for What's Happening!! (1976), What's Happening Now! (1985) and One in a Million (1980). She died on December 10, 1999 in West Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!! Shirley Wilson / Shirley
(1976-1979)
What's Happening Now!
What's Happening Now! Shirley Wilson
(1985-1988)
One in a Million
One in a Million Shirley Simmons
(1980)
CB4
CB4 976-Sexy
(1993)

Filmography

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 1999 Linc's (TV Series)
 1997 Pauly (TV Series)
 1996 Shoot the Moon
Lula
 1996 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Coco
- Hearts and Flowers (1996) ... Coco
 1994 Martin (TV Series)
Sister Claus
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Mamie
- I Coulda' Been the Man (1993) ... Mamie
 1993 CB4
976-Sexy
 1984 Pryor's Place (TV Series)
- Sax Education (1984)
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Lacy
- Fat Chance (1983) ... Lacy
 1980 One in a Million (TV Series)
Shirley Simmons
- The Italian Connection (1980) ... Shirley Simmons
- The Committee (1980) ... Shirley Simmons
- Over the Hill (1980) ... Shirley Simmons
- Max Falls in Love (1980) ... Shirley Simmons
- Cushing Quits (1980) ... Shirley Simmons
 1976-1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Shirley Wilson / Shirley
- First Class Coach (1979) ... Shirley (credit only)
 1976 Good Times (TV Series)
Rozzie
- Rich Is Better Than Poor... Maybe (1976) ... Rozzie
 1976 All's Fair (TV Series)
Big O
- The Gang Leader (1976) ... Big O
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The Monday after Hemphill died, Rosie O'Donnell praised Shirley on her show. She stated that Shirley was the first celebrity she met when she first began stand-up comedy and credits Shirley with helping her land her first paying job, by telling the managers to put Rosie on stage, at a club where Shirley was also performing. Rosie also did a small dedication to Shirley on her show. See more »

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