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Rhetta Hughes

Rhetta Hughes is an actress, known for Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971), Purlie (1981) and A Killing Affair (1986). See full bio »
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Known For

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
(1971)
Purlie
Purlie Missy
(1981)
A Killing Affair
(1986)
Tenement
Tenement Leona
(1985)

Filmography

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 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Grandmother
- Mushrooms (1991) ... Grandmother
 1988 Knightwatch (TV Series)
- Codes (1988)
 1986 A Killing Affair
Vinia
 1985 Tenement
Leona
 1982 Long Day's Journey Into Night (TV Movie)
Cathleen
 1981 Purlie (TV Movie)
Missy
 1978 The Wiz
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)
 1973 Don't Play Us Cheap
Earnestine
 1971 Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Old Girl Friend
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 1981 Purlie (TV Movie) (performer: "Down Home", "He Can Do It")
 1973 High Rise (performer: "High Rise" - uncredited)
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 1973 High Rise (singer)
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 1984 The 38th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical
 1969 Allen Ludden's Gallery (TV Series)
Herself
- Episode #1.32 (1969) ... Herself

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Amen Corner."

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