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Freda Payne

Freda Payne was born on September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Freda Charcelia Payne. She is an actress, known for Sample This (2012), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) and Velvet Goldmine (1998). She was previously married to Gregory Abbott. See full bio »
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Known For

Sample This
Sample This Herself
Velvet Goldmine
Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack
Now and Then
Now and Then Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (18 credits)
 2017/I Kinky (post-production)
Mrs. Bernard
 2014 The Divorce (TV Movie)
 2009 Just Like Family (Short)
Inez Miller
 2007 Cordially Invited
Ann Sheffield
 2006 Saurian (TV Movie)
Sylvia Madson
 2001 Fire & Ice (TV Movie)
Jean Aimes
 2001 Deadly Rhapsody
Lily Potter
 1999 Ragdoll
 1997 Sprung
 1995 Private Obsession (Video)
Boutique Sales Director
 1993 Living Single (TV Series)
Miss Harper
- I'll Take Your Man (1993) ... Miss Harper
 1991 Guilty as Charged
Glamorous partygoer (uncredited)
 1981 Today's Black Woman (TV Series)
 1971-1978 Soul Train (TV Series)
Singer / Guest
- Freda Payne/Atlantic Starr (1978) ... Singer
- Staple Singers/Freda Payne (1971) ... Guest
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
 1973 Book of Numbers
Kelly Simms
 1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode #12.2 (1973) ... Musical Guest
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Stage Play: Sammy. Special production. Conducted by George Rhodes. Directed by Darrell Giddens. Ursis Theatre: 23 Apr 1974- 4 May 1974 (14 performances). Cast: Sammy Davis Jr., The Nicholas Brothers, Freda Payne. Produced by The Nederlander Organization; Produced in association with Sy Marsh See more »

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Her sister, Scherrie Payne (who is sometimes known as "the little lady with the big voice"), was a member of the Supremes from 1973 to 1977. See more »

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