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Beah Richards

Beulah Elizabeth Richardson (July 12, 1920 – September 14, 2000), known professionally as Beah Richards, was an American actress and writer. Richards was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her supporting role in the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 1968, as well as winning two Primetime Emmy Awards for her guest roles in the television series Frank's Place in 1988 and The Practice in 2000. She also received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 1965 production of The Amen Corner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Beah Richards, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 12, 1920 In Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Mugger 1958-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie Beah: A Black Woman Speaks 2003-08-22
Known For
Poster of Hawaii Five-O
Poster of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Poster of In the Heat of the Night
Poster of The Mugger
Movie Beah: A Black Woman Speaks Herself 2003-08-22
Movie Beloved Baby Suggs, aka Grandma Baby 1998-10-16
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Out of Darkness Mrs. Cooper 1994-01-16
Series ER Mae Benton 1994-09-19
Series The John Larroquette Show Unknown 1993-09-02
Series Hearts Afire Miss Lula 1992-09-14
Movie Homer and Eddie Linda Cervi 1989-08-17
Movie Drugstore Cowboy Drug Counselor 1989-10-20
Series Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22
Series Frank's Place Unknown 1987-09-14
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie As Summers Die Elvira Backus 1986-05-18
Movie Acceptable Risks Unknown 1986-03-02
Movie Inside Out Verna 1986-11-01
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Designing Women Unknown 1986-09-29
Movie And the Children Shall Lead Miss Annie 1985-01-01
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Punky Brewster Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie A Christmas Without Snow Wendell's Grandma 1980-12-09
Series Palmerstown, U.S.A. Unknown 1980-03-20
Series Roots: The Next Generations Cynthia Palmer 1979-02-18
Movie Banjo the Woodpile Cat Zazu 1979-11-16
Series The Facts of Life Unknown 1979-08-24
Movie Ring of Passion Unknown 1978-02-04
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie Just an Old Sweet Song Grandma 1976-09-25
Movie Mahogany Florence 1975-10-08
Movie Outrage Thelma 1973-11-28
Movie A Dream for Christmas Grandma Bessie 1973-12-24
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Movie The Biscuit Eater Charity Tomlin 1972-03-22
Movie The Great White Hope Mama Tiny 1970-10-11
Series The Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1969-09-14
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Hurry Sundown Rose Scott 1967-02-09
Movie In the Heat of the Night Mama Caleba 1967-08-02
Movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Mrs. Prentice 1967-12-11
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie Gone Are the Days! Idella Landy 1963-08-09
Movie The Miracle Worker Viney 1962-05-23
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Take a Giant Step May Scott 1959-12-01
Movie The Mugger Grecco Maid 1958-11-01