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Beah Richards Net Worth

Beah Richards Net Worth is
$13 Million

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Beah Richards (July 12, 1920 – September 14, 2000) was an American actress of stage, screen and television. She was a poet, playwright and author.Born Beulah Elizabeth Richardson in Vicksburg, Mississippi, her mother was a seamstress and PTA advocate and her father was a Baptist minister. In 1948, she graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans and two years later moved to New York City. Her career started to take off in 1955 when she portrayed an eighty-four-year-old-grandmother in the off-Broadway show Take a Giant Step. She often played the role of a mother or grandmother, and continued acting her entire life. She appeared in the original Broadway productions of Purlie Victorious, The Miracle Worker, and A Raisin in the Sun.Richards was nominated for a Tony award for her 1965 performance in James Baldwin's The Amen Corner. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Sidney Poitier's mother in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Other notable movie performances include Hurry Sundown, The Great White Hope, Beloved and In the Heat of the Night.She made numerous guest television appearances including recurrent roles on Beauty and the Beast, The Bill Cosby Show, Sanford and Son, Benson, Designing Women, The Practice, The Big Valley and ER (as Dr. Peter Benton's mother.) She was the winner of two Emmy Awards, one in 1988 for her appearance on the series Frank's Place, and another in 2000 for her appearance on The Practice.
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Date Of BirthJuly 12, 1920
Died2000-09-14
Place Of BirthVicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
ProfessionActress
SpouseHugh Harrell Jr.
Star SignCancer
#Quote
1in "I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America"] There are a lot of movies out there that I would hate to be paid to do, some real demeaning, real woman-denigrating stuff. It is up to women to change their roles. They are going to have to write the stuff and do it. And they will.
#Fact
1For her work on the legitimate stage, she was honored with the Paul Robeson Pioneer Award and was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame.
2One of her poems, "Keep Climbing, Girls", has been turned into a picture book inspiring girls' power. Published 2006 by Simon & Schuster.
3Stage: Appeared in James Baldwin's "The Amen Corner" on Broadway in 1965, for which she received a Tony nomination as Best Actress (Dramatic).
4Father was a Baptist minister and mother a seamstress.
51948: Graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans.
6Married for three years to an African-American sculptor.
7Died just days after receiving Emmy award for The Practice (1997), which was accepted for her by LisaGay Hamilton and delivered to Vicksburg.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Practice2000TV SeriesGertrude Turner
Beloved1998Baby Suggs
ER1994-1995TV SeriesMae Benton
Out of Darkness1994TV MovieMrs. Cooper
The John Larroquette Show1993TV SeriesGene's Momma
South of Sunset1993TV Series
Matlock1993TV SeriesMartha Jordan
Designing Women1990-1993TV SeriesMinnie / Mrs. Bouvier
Hearts Afire1992-1993TV SeriesMiss Lula
One Special Victory1991TV MovieCora Simms
Murder, She Wrote1988-1991TV SeriesEmma Coop / Ola Mae
Family Matters1991TV SeriesHelen
Brewster Place1990TV SeriesBernice Sands
2271986-1990TV SeriesCarolyn Hurley
Capital News1990TV Series
Equal Justice1990TV SeriesMrs. Davis
L.A. Law1989-1990TV SeriesAlberta Williams
American Playhouse1990TV Series
Drugstore Cowboy1989Drug Counselor
Homer and Eddie1989Linda Cervi
Beauty and the Beast1987-1989TV SeriesNarcissa
The Facts of Life1988TV SeriesGrandmother
Frank's Place1987TV SeriesOlive Varden
Hunter1986-1987TV SeriesPockets / Ella Mae Fuller
Big Shots1987Miss Hanks
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesKatherine
Time Out for Dad1987TV MovieMiss Aldrich
Inside Out1986Verna
As Summers Die1986TV MovieElvira Backus
Acceptable Risks1986TV MovieSally Framm
The Hitchhiker1986TV SeriesSerita
Hill Street Blues1986TV SeriesAunt Feeney
Generation1985TV MovieEdna
Punky Brewster1985TV SeriesMrs. Carney
Highway to Heaven1985TV SeriesMrs. Baldwin
And the Children Shall Lead1985TV MovieMiss Annie
Benson1981-1984TV SeriesMrs. DuBois / Lois
St. Elsewhere1984TV SeriesRegina
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesMaddy Higgins
Bay City Blues1983TV Series
Capitol1982TV SeriesTherese (1986)
The Sophisticated Gents1981TV SeriesMae Porter
A Christmas Without Snow1980TV MovieWendell's Grandma
Palmerstown, U.S.A.1980TV SeriesGrandma Jenny
Vega$1980TV SeriesMom
Banjo the Woodpile Cat1979TV ShortZazu (voice)
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesCynthia Palmer
Ring of Passion1978TV MovieLilly Brooks
Just an Old Sweet Song1976TV MovieGrandma
Petrocelli1976TV SeriesBessie Jones
Mahogany1975Florence
Apple's Way1974TV SeriesMrs. Thaxter
Pomroy's People1973TV Movie
A Dream for Christmas1973TV MovieGrandma Bessie
Outrage1973TV MovieThelma
The Magician1973TV SeriesMrs. Thatcher
Sanford and Son1972TV SeriesAunt Ethel
Footsteps1972TV MovieJessie Blake
The Biscuit Eater1972Charity Tomlin
The Bill Cosby Show1970-1971TV SeriesRose Kincaid
To Confuse the Angel1970TV Movie
The Great White Hope1970Mama Tiny
It Takes a Thief1970TV SeriesSister Martha Gowen
Room 2221969TV SeriesMrs. Moore
Ironside1969TV SeriesAunt Ruby
Hawaii Five-O1969TV SeriesMama Grant
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner1967Mrs. Prentice
In the Heat of the Night1967Mama Caleba
I Spy1967TV SeriesMother
Hurry Sundown1967Rose Scott
The Big Valley1965-1966TV SeriesHannah James
Dr. Kildare1966TV SeriesAlice Willey / Alice
Gone Are the Days!1963Idella Landy
The Miracle Worker1962Viney - Keller Maid (uncredited)
Take a Giant Step1959May Scott
The Mugger1958Grecco Maid

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Today1965TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks2003DocumentaryHerself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself (Memorial Tribute)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1976TV SeriesCharity Tomlin

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)
2000Lifetime Achievement AwardLos Angeles Pan African Film Festival
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesFrank's Place (1987)
1987ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesAs Summers Die (1986)
1970Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Great White Hope (1970)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureBeloved (1998)
1968OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleGuess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActressGuess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

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