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Linda Hopkins (I) (1924–2017)

Linda Hopkins was born on December 14, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Melinda Helen Matthews. She was an actress, known for Great Performances (1971), Leprechaun 2 (1994) and Honkytonk Man (1982). She died on April 10, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. See full bio »

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Great Performances Aunt Ethel
Leprechaun 2 Housewife
Honkytonk Man Blues Singer
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 2006 Cries in the Dark (TV Movie)
Mom #1
 2004 The Survivors Club (TV Movie)
Female Officer Tandy
 1994 Something Wilder (TV Series)
- Holy Water (1994) ... Lady
 1994 Leprechaun 2
 1991-1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Aunt Ethel
- Black and Blue (1993)
- The Colored Museum (1991) ... Aunt Ethel
 1987 Disorderlies
Buffy's Mother
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister McCandless
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Sister McCandless
 1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Sister McCandless
 1982 Honkytonk Man
Blues Singer
 1981 Purlie (TV Movie)
Sister Hopkins
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
- Part VII (1960-1967) (1979) ... Singer
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Ellie
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Ellie
 1974 The Education of Sonny Carson
Lil Boy's mother
 1960 Amerikanische Impressionen (TV Short)
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Stage: Appeared in "Inner City" on Broadway. Musical. NOTE: She won Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical). See more »

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Starting in 1997, she along with jazz/blues vocalists Maxine Weldon and Mortonette Jenkins had been touring with a revue called "Wild Women Blues" through Europe. Performing at Summer Night at the Moca on June 20, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA, she announced the revue was booked for appearances in the United States. See more »

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