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Thelma Carpenter (1922–1997)

Thelma Carpenter, the only child of Mary and Fred Carpenter, was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 15, 1922, and her career spanned seven decades. She was performing on radio programs like Jack Darrell's "Kiddies Hour" and the "Horn and Hardart Children's Hour" at age 5 and had her own show on WNYC by age 11. After winning an Apollo Theatre ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wiz Miss One
The Cotton Club Norma Williams
Barefoot in the Park Mabel Bates
New York Stories Maid (segment "Life without Zoe")


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 1996 Cosby (TV Series)
 1989 New York Stories
Maid (segment "Life without Zoe")
 1984 The Cotton Club
Norma Williams
 1978 The Wiz
Miss One
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Margaret Poole
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
- An Affair to Forget (1972) ... Thelma
 1972 Call Her Mom (TV Movie)
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series)
Mabel Bates
- Nothin' But the Truth (1970) ... Mabel Bates
- No Fancy Fixtures (1970) ... Mabel Bates
- Disorder in the Court (1970) ... Mabel Bates
- Corie's Rear Window (1970) ... Mabel Bates
- Somethin' Fishy (1970) ... Mabel Bates
 1943 Crazy House
Thelma (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Ankles Aweigh. Musical comedy. Music by Sammy Fain. Lyrics by Dan Shapiro. Book by Guy Bolton and Eddie Davis. Vocal and Orchestral Arrangements by Don Walker. Musical and Choral Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Dance Music Devised by Roger Adams. Additional dance music by Donald Pippin. Assistant to Mr. Walker: Seymour Ginzler.... See more »

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