Appeared (as "Lola") in the William Inge
play "Come Back, Little Sheba" at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway. Revival. and in its Los Angeles showing at the Kirk Douglas
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Epatha Merkerson | Epatha Merkinson
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On playing Lola in "Come Back Little Sheba": I'm usually typecast as strong, authoritative, so to find that kind of vulnerability is a real challenge. But Lola is not so far from me, either. I was married, and I understand how to be lonely in a marriage. I believe she's in menopause. And that alone, hormonally, can send a woman into a tailspin. Add in her alcoholic husband, and (you've got) a ...
As Lt. Anita Van Buren, Merkerson has done over 300 episodes and is the longest-running African-American character on television. Male or female.