Appeared in "Inner City" on Broadway. Musical. NOTE: She won Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical).
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Brash, sassy, chunky-framed gospel, jazz and blues singer best known, besides her recordings, for her Broadway performances in "Purlie," "Me and Bessie" as Bessie Smith, "Black and Blue" and "Inner City" for which she won a Tony award for "best supporting actress."