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Melba Moore

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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 2003 The Fighting Temptations
Bessie Cooley
 1992 Square One TV (TV Series)
Carol DeVilbis
 1990 Def by Temptation
Madam Sonya
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
 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
 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 Cotton Comes to Harlem
Singer at the Apollo Theater (uncredited)
 1970 Pigeons
Model at Party
 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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5' 1" (1.55 m)

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[on her true calling]: Singing is my ministry and my art. Music is what God allows me to do and the opportunity came now and it feels right! When I was asked to do this project and collaborate with Phil Perry, I said 'heck yeah!' With Phil everything is there - power, a certain freshness, emotion, artistry and an incredible range! See more »


Recorded "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which was entered into the Congressional Record and is now the official African-American national anthem. See more »

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