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Betty Shabazz (1936–1997)

Betty Shabazz was born on May 28, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Betty Jean Sanders. She is known for her work on Malcolm X (1992), Unfaithfully Yours (1984) and Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X (1994). She was married to Malcolm X. She died on June 23, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Malcolm X Miscellaneous Crew
Unfaithfully Yours Woman at Plaza


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 1984 Unfaithfully Yours
Woman at Plaza (as Dr. Betty Shabazz)
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 1992 Malcolm X (project consultant - as Dr. Betty Shabazz)
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 1972 Malcolm X (Documentary) (thanks)
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 1994 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Wife
- Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994) ... Herself - Wife
 1993 Seven Songs for Malcolm X (Documentary)
 1992 1992 Essence Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Honoree
 1992 The Real Malcolm X (TV Movie documentary)
Herself - Wife
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 2000 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Wife of Malcolm X (segment "Who Killed Malcolm X?")
- Who Killed Malcolm X?/The Seamy Side of Paradise/Ready, Willing & Able (2000) ... Herself - Wife of Malcolm X (segment "Who Killed Malcolm X?")
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Malcolm X: A Search for Identity (1995) ... Herself
 1992 Malcolm X
Herself - at Graveside (uncredited)
 1972 Malcolm X (Documentary)

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Dr. Betty Shabazz

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[on her 1965 pilgrimage to Mecca] I really don't know where I would be today if I had not gone to Mecca to make Hajj shortly after Malcolm was assassinated. This is what helped put me back on track. Going to Mecca, making Hajj, was very good for me because it made me think of all the people in the world who loved me and were for me, who prayed that I would get my life back together. I stopped ... See more »


Sister-in-law of Ella Collins, Wilfred X and Philbert X, aunt of Rod Collins. See more »

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