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Theresa Merritt (1922–1998)


Theresa Merritt was born on September 24, 1922 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Billy Madison (1995), The Wiz (1978) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). She was married to Benjamin Hines. She died on June 12, 1998 in The Bronx, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Billy Madison Juanita
(1995)
The Wiz Aunt Em
(1978)
The Goodbye Girl Mrs. Crosby
(1977)
All That Jazz Cast of NY / LA
(1979)

Filmography

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 1998 Home Fries
Mrs. Vaughan
 1998 Dangerous Proposition
Grace
 1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Edna Stone
- Mud (1998) ... Edna Stone
 1998 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Bernice
- Weaver of Hate (1998) ... Bernice
 1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ruth Titus
- Double Down (1997) ... Ruth Titus
 1995 Billy Madison
Juanita
 1992 Driving Miss Daisy (TV Movie)
Idella
 1990 Astonished
Ida
 1990 Voodoo Dawn
Madame Daslay
 1989 Silence Like Glass
Nurse Wilson
 1988 Miracle at Beekman's Place (TV Movie)
Sarag Coleman
 1986 That's My Mama Now! (TV Movie)
Eloise Curtis
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Clytie Catlett
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Clytie Catlett
 1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Faye Phillips
 1980 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Hatty
- Sunshine's on the Way (1980) ... Hatty
 1979 All That Jazz
Cast of NY / LA
 1979 The Great Santini
Arrabella Smalls
 1978 The Wiz
Aunt Em
 1977 The Goodbye Girl
Mrs. Crosby
 1977 Proof of the Man
Maria
 1974-1975 That's My Mama (TV Series)
Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
- Clifton's Casual Fling (1975) ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
- Get Your Kicks on Routes 22 and 76 (1975) ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
- A Man from the Past (1975) ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
- Queen of the Ribs (1975) ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
- Mama's Big Move (1975) ... Eloise 'Mama' Curtis
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- Face for a Shadow (1975) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1973 The Furst Family of Washington (TV Movie)
Eloise 'Mama' Furst
 1971 They Might Be Giants
Peggy
 1969 J.T. (TV Movie)
Mama Meley
 1968 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister Henrietta Pinkston
- Trumpets of the Lord (1968) ... Sister Henrietta Pinkston
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Show Show Self (6 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage musical: Carmen Jones - playing Frankie, at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, Los Angeles See more »

Alternate Names:

Ben & Theresa

Spouse:

Benjamin Hines  (her death)  (4 children)
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Was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. See more »

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