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Dee Dee Bridgewater


Dee Dee Bridgewater was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Marion and Matthew Garrett. They relocated to Flint, Michigan, where Dee Dee lived until completing high school. She started out singing in school talent shows and with local jazz bands. During her first years in college she began singing with big bands, which lead to her work with the Thad ... See full bio »

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Known For

Monster-in-Law
Monster-in-Law Soundtrack
(2005)
The Brother from Another Planet
(1984)
Coffy
Coffy Soundtrack
(1973)
The Wiz
The Wiz Glinda, the Good Witch of the South
(1983)

Filmography

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 2016 Zero Gravity Live (Video)
 1998 It's Not About Love (TV Movie)
La femme au verre de lait
 1993 Falstaff on the Moon (Short)
 1993 Highlander (TV Series)
Carolyn
- The Beast Below (1993) ... Carolyn
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Malverne Davis
 1983 The Wiz (Video)
Glinda, the Good Witch of the South
 1983 Night Partners (TV Movie)
Gloria
 1981 Another Life (TV Series)
Samantha Marshall (1982)
 1980 Benson (TV Series)
Michelle
- Benson in the Hospital (1980) ... Michelle
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 7 (voice, as Deedee Bridgewater)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Live at Yoshi's" - Universal/Verve Records - 2000 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 25 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Deedee Bridgewater

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on New Orleans] Everytime I go there I lose myself. I feel like I'm in some otherworldly place. It doesn't even feel like it's connected with the United States. It's it's own little planet and it's got its own little orb.

Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for playing Glinda in "The Wiz." See more »

Trademark:

Bald head

Star Sign:

Gemini

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