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Danielle Spencer Fields
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[In 2011, reflecting on her 1970's child actress role] I definitely loved my character Dee on "What's Happening." I must have channeled something in me though that was a tattletale. Okay, I'll admit it. When I saw "Oooo, I'm going to tell Mama," in the script, the way I said it, I don't think they intended it to be read like that. Initially, I think it was going to be [simply] "Oooo, I'm going to...
Stepdaughter of Tim Pelt
. The head-on 1977 auto accident that proved fatal to Pelt occurred during the second season production of the TV series What's Happening!!
(1976), in which Spencer was a cast member. She was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered a broken left arm and facial injuries.