Nell Carter (I) (1948–2003)

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KNOWN FOR 
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1993-1995) | The Grass Harp (1995) | Hair (1979)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations More »
AKA 
Nell Ruth Carter | Nell-Ruth Carter
BORN 
Sep 13, 1948 (died Jan 23, 2003)
HEIGHT 
4' 11" (1.50m)

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Past Film & Video (15 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (33 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Herself - Performer / Herself ( 3 episodes, 1985–2004 ) , Performer ("Ain't Misbehavin' / Mean to Me") ( 1 episode, 1999 ) , Performer ("Cash For Your Trash", "Mean To Me") ( 1 episode, 1985 ) , Performer ("The Ladies Who Sing With the Band") ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 1985–2004 3
    • My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (Dec 1, 1999) Herself - Performer, Performer ("Ain't Misbehavin' / Mean to Me")  Less
    • Broadway's Lost Treasures II (Aug 9, 2004) Self (archive footage), Performer ("The Ladies Who Sing With the Band")  Less
    • The Best of Broadway (May 24, 1985) Herself, Performer ("Cash For Your Trash", "Mean To Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for Ally McBealAlly McBeal (TV Series) Harriet Pumple ( 2 episodes, 2002 ) , Performer ("We Gotta Get You a Woman") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 2
    • One Hundred Tears (Jan 21, 2002) Harriet Pumple, Performer ("We Gotta Get You a Woman")  Less
    • Playing with Matches (Jan 7, 2002) Harriet Pumple  Less
  • Primary photo for RebaReba (TV Series) Dr. Susan Peters ( 3 episodes, 2001 )  Less 2001 3
  • Primary photo for Seven DaysSeven Days (TV Series) Lucy ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Cynthia Winslow ( 2 episodes, 2001 )  Less 2001 2
  • Primary photo for Blue's CluesBlue's Clues (TV Series) Mother Nature ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Sealed with a KissSealed with a Kiss (TV Movie) Mrs. Wheatley  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Mary ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for SparksSparks (TV Series) Barbara Rogers ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Brotherly LoveBrotherly Love (TV Series) Nell Bascombe ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for Spider-ManSpider-Man (TV Series) Glory Grant ( 2 episodes, 1995–1997 )  Less 1995–1997 2
  • Primary photo for The Blues Brothers Animated SeriesThe Blues Brothers Animated Series (TV Series) Betty Smythe ( 1 episode )  Less 1997–  1
  • Primary photo for Can't Hurry LoveCan't Hurry Love (TV Series) Mrs. Bradstock ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Hangin' with Mr. CooperHangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series) P.J. Moore ( 44 episodes, 1993–1995 )  Less 1993–1995 44
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  • Primary photo for The 65th Annual Academy AwardsThe 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Performer, Performer ("Friend Like Me")  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Jake and the FatmanJake and the Fatman (TV Series) Ethel Mae Haven ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Final Shot: The Hank Gathers StoryFinal Shot: The Hank Gathers Story (TV Movie) Lucille Gathers  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Maid for Each OtherMaid for Each Other (TV Movie) Jasmine Jones  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Voices That CareVoices That Care (TV Movie) Herself - Choir Member, Performer ("Voices That Care")  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for You Take the KidsYou Take the Kids (TV Series) Nell Kirkland ( 6 episodes, 1990–1991 )  Less 1990–1991 6
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  • Primary photo for Shalom SesameShalom Sesame (TV Series) Olive Tree ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
    • Chanukah (1990) Olive Tree (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for 227227 (TV Series) Beverly Morris ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for The 43rd Annual Tony AwardsThe 43rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter, Performer ("Mean to Me")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1988 ) , Performer ("Operator / I'll Fly Away", "Back In The High Life Again") ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
    • Episode #1.20 (1988) Herself, Performer ("Operator / I'll Fly Away", "Back In The High Life Again")  Less
  • Primary photo for Gimme a Break!Gimme a Break! (TV Series) Nell Harper ( 137 episodes, 1981–1987 ) , Performer ("Every Time I Feel the Spirit", "Ain't Nobody's Business") ( 1 episode, 1984 ) , Performer ("(I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair", "When the Saints Go Marching In") ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1981–1987 137
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  • Primary photo for AmenAmen (TV Series) Bess Richards ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Tony AwardsThe 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter & Performer, Performer ("Aquarius", "Broadway Baby", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Memory", "The Best of Times", "Muddy Water")  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Billy Crystal Comedy HourThe Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for The 35th Annual Tony AwardsThe 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Performer, Performer ("Honeysuckle Rose")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Misadventures of Sheriff LoboThe Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series) Sgt. Hildy Jones ( 15 episodes, 1980–1981 )  Less 1980–1981 15
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  • Primary photo for Ryan's HopeRyan's Hope (TV Series) Ethel Green ( 11 episodes, 1978–1979 )  Less 1978–1979 11
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  • Primary photo for The 32nd Annual Tony AwardsThe 32nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Herself - Winner & Performer, Performer ("Off-Time")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for CindyCindy (TV Movie) Olive (as Nell-Ruth Carter)  Less 1978
Self (70 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Episode #36.136 (Feb 16, 2017) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Self ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
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