Carol Speed (1945–2022)

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Cute, bubbly, and adorable actress Carol Speed achieved a considerable amount of cult cinema popularity with her often lively and delightful contributions to a handful of enjoyably down'n'dirty 1970s blaxploitation features. She was born Carolyn Stewart on March 14, 1945, in Bakersfield, California. She holds the distinction of being the first black... See full bio »

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 2006 Village Vengeance (Video)
 1979 Disco Godfather
 1974 Abby
Abby Williams
 1974 Black Samson
 1974 Dynamite Brothers
 1973 Bummer
 1973 The Mack
 1973 Savage!
 1973 The Girls of Huntington House (TV Movie)
 1973 Tenafly (TV Series)
- Pilot (1973) ... (uncredited)
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
- Paul's Desperate Hour (1972) ... Laverne
 1972 The New Centurions
 1972 The Big Bird Cage
 1972 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Crystal Simpson
- Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride (1972) ... Crystal Simpson
 1972 Getting Away from It All (TV Movie)
Town Clerk
 1971 Love Hate Love (TV Movie)
 1970 The Psychiatrist (TV Series)
- God Bless the Children (Pilot) (1970) ... (uncredited)
 1970 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Elaine Jones
- Episode #1.1175 (1970) ... Elaine Jones
- Episode #1.1147 (1970) ... Elaine Jones
 1970 Julia (TV Series)
Clara Dormin
- Charlie's Chance (1970) ... Clara Dormin
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Contributed to the book "Gods in Polyester, or A Survivors' Account of 70s Cinema Obscura" (Succubus Press), which features her thoughts and memories on all her 1970s feature films. See more »

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5 Interviews | 17 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Wrote and performed "My Soul Is A Witness" for the soundtrack of Abby (1974). See more »

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