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Linda Hopkins

Linda Hopkins was born on December 14, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Melinda Helen Matthews. She is an actress, known for Mitzi... Roarin' in the 20's (1976), Leprechaun 2 (1994) and Honkytonk Man (1982). See full bio »
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 2006 Cries in the Dark (TV Movie)
Mom #1
 2004 The Survivors Club (TV Movie)
Female Officer Tandy
 1994 Something Wilder (TV Series)
- Holy Water (1994) ... Lady
 1991-1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Aunt Ethel
- Black and Blue (1993)
 1987 Disorderlies
Buffy's Mother
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister McCandless
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Sister McCandless
 1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Sister McCandless
 1982 Honkytonk Man
Blues Singer
 1981 Purlie (TV Movie)
Sister Hopkins
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Singer
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
 1974 The Education of Sonny Carson
Lil Boy's mother
 1972-1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode dated 9 August 1973 (1973) ... Musical Guest
- Episode dated 7 May 1973 (1973) ... Musical Guest
- Episode dated 5 March 1973 (1973) ... Musical Guest
- Episode dated 16 November 1972 (1972) ... Musical Guest
- Episode dated 27 July 1972 (1972) ... Musical Guest
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Stage: Appeared (as "Bessie Smith") in "Me and Bessie" on Broadway. Musical. See more »

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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." See more »

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