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Date of Birth 3 March 1945Lexington, Mississippi, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Hattie Winston was born on March 3, 1945 in Lexington, Mississippi, USA. She is an actress, known for The Electric Company (1971), Becker (1998) and Jackie Brown (1997). She is married to Harold Wheeler. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Harold Wheeler (? - present) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

The National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina has twice declared a a Hattie Winston Day: once in 1993 and again in 1997.
She has appeared on Broadway in "The Tap Dance Kid," "Two Gentelmen of Verona," and "The Me Nobody Knows."
Served as national co-chair of AFTRA's Equal Employment Opportunities Committee.
In 1990, with the help of Phylicia Rashad of "Cosby" fame, James Stovall, Hattie and her husband, composer Harold Wheeler adapted Langston Hughes "Black Nativity" at The Master Theater in New York. The off-Broadway production, entitled "Nativity: A Life Story," won five New York Audelco Awards, including Best Director for Stovall and Ms. Winston and Best Musical for the 1990-1991 season.
Born in Lexington, Mississippi, but raised in nearby Greeneville.
Among her many accomplishments, Winston served as national co-chairperson of AFTRA's Equal Employment Opportunities Committee, and was recognized by the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a Hattie Winston Day in 1993 and 1997.
Was honored by the University of Louisville (Kentucky) with a dedication of the Library's Hattie Winston Collection, which contained more than 250 scripts, books and theater memorabilia donated principally by Winston.
Following graduation from Howard University, she joined the Group Theater Workshop in New York, one of the premier Black theater groups in the country at the time.

Personal Quotes (1)

I feel it is vital to understand your own culture because the history that you are defines, in a great sense, who you can be in the present time. I find that so very often, as an African-American woman, who I am is being defined by other people rather than myself.

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