Vonetta McGee (I) (1945–2010)


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Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee, she got her break in Melinda (1972) and Hammer (1972) and hit paydirt as the love interest of the vampire in Blacula (1972), then starred with her then-boyfriend Max Julien in Thomasine & Bushrod (1974). In 1978 she starred opposite Bernie Casey and Ron O'Neal in Brothers (1977). Other movies include Repo Man (1984)... See full bio »

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Repo Man Marlene
(1984)
The Eiger Sanction Jemima Brown
(1975)
The Great Silence Pauline Middleton
(1968)
(1973)

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 2007 Black August
Georgia Jackson
 1998 Johnny B Good
Lidia
 1996 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Marie Davidson / Marie
- Icarus Ascending ... Marie Davidson
 1996 The Man Next Door (TV Movie)
Pam - Rapists' Rehabilitator
 1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Movie)
Claudia Petrie
 1992 You Must Remember This (TV Movie)
Brenda
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Movie)
Annie Bollin
 1992 Stormy Weathers (TV Movie)
 1991 Brother Future (TV Movie)
Mortilla
 1989-1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Jackie Williams
- Blood, Sweat and Fears (1990) ... Jackie Williams
- Ex-Wives and Videotape (1990) ... Jackie Williams
- Placenta Claus Is Coming to Town (1989) ... Jackie Williams
- The Mouse That Soared (1989) ... Jackie Williams
- When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1989) ... Jackie Williams
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
Pat
 1987-1988 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
Mimi Shaw
- It's a Pizza Cake (1988) ... Mimi Shaw
- What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1988) ... Mimi Shaw
- It's a Great Big Wonderful World (1988) ... Mimi Shaw
- Rudeo and Tricia-ette (1988) ... Mimi Shaw
- Nostalgia Ain't What It Used to Be (1988) ... Mimi Shaw
 1987 Amen (TV Series)
Monica Rutledge
- The Divorce Lawyer (1987) ... Monica Rutledge
 1984-1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Claudia Petrie
- Revenge (1986) ... Claudia Petrie
- Role Call (1986) ... Claudia Petrie
- Entrapment (1985) ... Claudia Petrie
- Child Witness (1984) ... Claudia Petrie
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series)
Sister Indigo
- One Ball (1985) ... Sister Indigo
- Love and the Four Corners (1985) ... Sister Indigo
- The One Called Daisy (1985) ... Sister Indigo
- Stumpy Boy (1985) ... Sister Indigo
- I Will Abide (1985) ... Sister Indigo
 1985 Hell Town (TV Movie)
Sister Indigo
 1984 Repo Man
Marlene
 1984 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Mavis
- Sport of Kings (1984) ... Mavis
 1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Inez Stuart / Josephine Baker
- The Case of the Red Faced Thespian (1984) ... Inez Stuart / Josephine Baker
 1983 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Caroline
- Candidate for Murder (1983) ... Caroline
 1981 Scruples (TV Movie)
Francine
 1980 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Lucille
- Friendly Mate (1980) ... Lucille
 1979 A Man Called Sloane (TV Series)
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Inspector Joan Meredith
- Black and Blue (1978) ... Inspector Joan Meredith
 1978 Superdome (TV Movie)
Sonny
 1977 Foxbat
Toni Hill
 1977 Brothers
Paula Jones
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Dee
- Don't Feed the Pigeons (1975) ... Dee
 1975 The Eiger Sanction
Jemima Brown
 1974 Thomasine & Bushrod
Thomasine
 1973 Detroit 9000
Roby Harris
 1973 Shaft in Africa
Aleme
 1973 The Norliss Tapes (TV Movie)
Mme. Jeckiel
 1972 Hammer
Lois
 1972 Melinda
Melinda
 1972 Blacula
Tina / Luva
 1972 The Big Bust-Out
Nadia (as Vonetta Mc. Gee)
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Ruth
- There Must Be a Party (1970) ... Ruth
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
The Negress
 1969 The Lost Man
Diane Lawrence
 1968 The Great Silence
Pauline Middleton (as Vonetta Mc Gee)
 1968 Faustina
Faustina Ceccarelli (as Vonetta Mc Gee)
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Alternate Names:

Vonetta Mc. Gee | Vonetta Mc Gee | Vanetta McGee | Max & Vonetta

Spouse:

Carl Lumbly  (her death)  (1 child)
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[interview in Los Angeles Times, 1979, on "blaxploitation"] [That label] was used like racism, so you don't have to think of the individual elements, just the whole. If you study propaganda, you understand how this works.

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Was considered for the lead role in Cleopatra Jones (1973). See more »

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