Appeared (as "Mrs. Harriet Washington"; final Broadway role) in "Horowitz and Mrs. Washington" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Henry Denker
. Directed by Joshua Logan
. John Golden Theatre: 2 Apr 1980-6 Apr 1980 (6 performances + 10 previews). Cast: Sam Levene
(as "Samuel Horowitz"), Christopher Blount, Joe De Santis
, Patricia Roe
Did You Know?
[on her insisting to the producers of Good Times
(1974) that the show have a husband and father figure] I told them I couldn't compound the lie that black fathers don't care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television.
Producer Norman Lear
approached her for her first choice for Florida Evans on Maude
(1972), before Good Times
(1974), when he saw her performances on Broadway, she accepted the role.
Her Role As Florida Evans on "Good Times"