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Overview (3)

Born in San Francisco, California, USA
Died in Berkeley, California, USA  (cardiac arrest)
Birth NameLawrence Vonetta McGee

Mini Bio (1)

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) To Sleep with Anger (1990). She has also done much work on television. She was married to actor Carl Lumbly.

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Spouse (1)

Carl Lumbly (29 May 1987 - 9 July 2010) ( her death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (8)

Attended Polytechnic High School in San Francisco, CA, graduating in the class of 1962.
Is often confused with another actress, Lonette McKee, both of them having similar sounding first and last names and both being light-complected African American women.
Was considered for the lead role in Cleopatra Jones (1973).
Was in a live-in relationship with Max Julien, during the early-to-mid 1970s.
Has a son, Brandon Lumbly (born 1988) with Carl Lumbly.
Son, Brandon Lumbly, was born in 1988.
Was studying at San Francisco State University when she became involved in local acting groups.
Married to actor Carl Lumbly, the couple has a son, Brandon, born in 1988. She and Lumbly, who was a regular on Cagney & Lacey (1981), played husband and wife on the show in which she had a recurring role.

Personal Quotes (1)

[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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