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Melba Moore has shot to super-stardom in the early 1970s with her debut album ("I Got Love"), that garnered her a 1971 Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, the following year, she also scored with a variety television show that co-starred Clifton Davis. Despite the show's being a modern success, the real-life couple fell victim through an ... See full bio »

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 2016 Tobacco Valley (announced)
Aunt Marla
 2003 The Fighting Temptations
Bessie Cooley
 1990 Def by Temptation
Madam Sonya
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
Angela Lyle
- The Mandrake Root (1989) ... Angela Lyle
 1989 Mother's Day (TV Movie)
 1988 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Patricia Abbott
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (1988) ... Patricia Abbott
 1987 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Ms. Varady
- Seasonal Differences (1987) ... Ms. Varady
 1986 Melba (TV Series)
Melba Patterson
- The Girls Are Back in Town (1986) ... Melba Patterson
- My Shadow and Me (1986) ... Melba Patterson
- Mother Knows Best (1986) ... Melba Patterson
- The Triangle (1986) ... Melba Patterson
- Mothers and Other Strangers (1986) ... Melba Patterson
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Debra Andrews
- Passports (1985) ... Debra Andrews
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlotte Forten
 1985 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Ms. Rogers
- The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf (1985) ... Ms. Rogers
 1984 Ellis Island (TV Mini-Series)
Flora Mitchum
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Flora Mitchum
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Flora Mitchum
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Flora Mitchum
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Dr. Burkhart (1992)
 1981 Purlie (TV Movie)
Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins
 1980 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
- Pilot (1980) ... Alma
 1974 Lost in the Stars
 1970 Pigeons
Model at Party
 1970 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Singer at the Apollo Theater (uncredited)
 1969 Some Kind of a Nut
One of Bunny's Bunch (uncredited)
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(12/10/76) Appeared on the TV talk show "Midday". See more »

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Winning the Grammy is the highest critical accolade, which says your peers respect what you've achieved. For me, it meant I was now free to explore and grow. I always smile and say, 'I'm still here, not in the mainstream radar, but you need to catch up to me.' See more »


She went on welfare in 1992 and was shunned by her friends. Her daughter left her and moved in with Bill Cosby's family. See more »

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