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Freda Payne

Freda Payne was born on September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Freda Charcelia Payne. She is an actress, known for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Velvet Goldmine (1998) and Now and Then (1995). She was previously married to Gregory Abbott. See full bio »

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Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack
Now and Then Soundtrack
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 2019 Behind the Groove (TV Series)
 2018 Kinky
Mrs. Bernard
 2014 The Divorce (TV Movie)
 2012 DevilDolls (Video)
 2009 Just Like Family (Short)
Inez Miller
 2007 Cordially Invited
Ann Sheffield
 2006 Saurian (TV Movie)
Sylvia Madson
 2001 Fire & Ice (TV Movie)
Jean Aimes
 2001 Deadly Rhapsody
Lily Potter
 1999 Ragdoll
 1997 Sprung
 1995 Private Obsession (Video)
Boutique Sales Director
 1993 Living Single (TV Series)
Miss Harper
- I'll Take Your Man (1993) ... Miss Harper
 1991 Guilty as Charged
Glamorous partygoer (uncredited)
 1982 Today's Black Woman (TV Series)
 1971-1978 Soul Train (TV Series)
Singer / Guest
- Freda Payne/Atlantic Starr (1978) ... Singer
- Staple Singers/Freda Payne (1971) ... Guest
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
 1973 Book of Numbers
Kelly Simms
 1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Musical Guest
- Episode #12.2 (1973) ... Musical Guest
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Stage Play: Sammy. Special production. Conducted by George Rhodes. Directed by Darrell Giddens. Ursis Theatre: 23 Apr 1974- 4 May 1974 (14 performances). Cast: Sammy Davis Jr., The Nicholas Brothers, Freda Payne. Produced by The Nederlander Organization; Produced in association with Sy Marsh See more »

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Hit #3 in the U.S. and #1 in the U.K. in 1970 with her pop smash "Band of Gold." She later returned to the U.S. Top 40 Billboard charts twice more with "Deeper & Deeper" and "Bring the Boys Home." See more »

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