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Ethel Ayler (1930–2018)


Ethel Ayler was born on May 1, 1930 in Whistler, Alabama, USA as Ethyl Spraggins Ayler. She was an actress, known for The Bodyguard (1992), 9½ Weeks (1986) and To Sleep with Anger (1990). She died on November 18, 2018 in Loma Linda, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

(1992)
9½ Weeks Jewelry Saleswoman
(1986)
(1990)
Martin Mrs. Whitmore
(1995)

Filmography

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 2006 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Mrs. Macaferty
- Moving Ahead (2006) ... Mrs. Macaferty
 2005 Out of Practice (TV Series)
Maria
- Guilt Trip (2005) ... Maria
 2004 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Ellen
- That's My Dog (2004) ... Ellen
 2002 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Nana Blackwell
- Willie or Won't He II: The Last Chapter? (2002) ... Nana Blackwell
 2001 Fire & Ice (TV Movie)
Lola Aimes
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
Eunice
 1997 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Mabel Oakley
- Clown Without Pity (1997) ... Mabel Oakley
 1997 Eve's Bayou
Gran Mere
 1997 Friends (TV Series)
Hospital Administrator
- The One with the Tiny T-Shirt (1997) ... Hospital Administrator
 1997 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Bowen
- 101 Damnations (1997) ... Mrs. Bowen
 1997 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Nurse Potter
- Episode #1.6061 (1997) ... Nurse Potter
 1995 Fudge (TV Series)
Female Patron
- My Grandmother the Card (1995) ... Female Patron
 1995 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Ginny
- I Do? (1995) ... Ginny
 1995 Martin (TV Series)
Mrs. Whitmore
- Sophisticated Ladies (1995) ... Mrs. Whitmore
 1994 Sisters (TV Series)
Judge
- Lock and Key (1994) ... Judge
 1992 The Bodyguard
Emma
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
- Fragile Truths (1992)
 1992 Stormy Weathers (TV Movie)
Clara Wilkes
 1984-1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Carrie Hanks
- And So, We Commence (1992) ... Carrie Hanks
- The Iceman Bricketh (1991) ... Carrie Hanks
- The March (1986) ... Carrie Hanks
- Clair's Sister (1985) ... Carrie Hanks
- Rudy Suits Up (1985) ... Carrie Hanks
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Theresa Salt
- Come Along with Me (1991) ... Theresa Salt
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
Hattie
 1989 Family Ties (TV Series)
Ms. Daniels
- The Job Not Taken (1989) ... Ms. Daniels
 1989 Day by Day (TV Series)
Marjorie
- Smart Women, Nice Refreshments (1989) ... Marjorie
 1986 9½ Weeks
Jewelry Saleswoman
 1981 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Constance Small, R. N.
- Episode #1.1606 (1981) ... Constance Small, R. N.
- Episode #1.1611 (1981) ... Constance Small, R. N.
- Episode #1.1610 (1981) ... Constance Small, R. N.
- Episode #1.1555 (1981) ... Constance Small, R. N.
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Beatrice Long
- A Currency for Murder (1977) ... Beatrice Long
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
Hattie
- The First Breeze of Summer (1976) ... Hattie
 1975 Lord Shango
Lady in bar (uncredited)
 1972 Come Back Charleston Blue
Matron at Ball
 1962 Time of the Heathen
Marie
 1960 CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series)
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Zarita
- Simply Heavenly (1959) ... Zarita
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A longtime member of the Negro Ensemble Company, she starred in the 1960s in Jean Genet's long-running off-Broadway play The Blacks: A Clown Show in a cast that included Maya Angelou, James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Godfrey Cambridge and Louis Gossett Jr. See more »

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