Beah Richards (1920–2000)

Actress
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KNOWN FOR 
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) | Drugstore Cowboy (1989) | Sanford and Son (1972)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations More »
AKA 
Bea Richards
BORN 
Jul 12, 1920 (died Sep 14, 2000)

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Past Film & Video (15 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (61 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The PracticeThe Practice (TV Series) Gertrude Turner (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for ERER (TV Series) Mae Benton (8 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994–1995 8
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  • Primary photo for Out of DarknessOut of Darkness (TV Movie) Mrs. Cooper  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The John Larroquette ShowThe John Larroquette Show (TV Series) Emma (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for South of SunsetSouth of Sunset (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for MatlockMatlock (TV Series) Martha Jordan (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • The Diner (Oct 14, 1993) Martha Jordan  Less
  • Primary photo for Designing WomenDesigning Women (TV Series) Mrs. Bouvier / Minnie (3 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990–1993 3
  • Primary photo for Hearts AfireHearts Afire (TV Series) Miss Lula (14 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992–1993 14
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  • Primary photo for One Special VictoryOne Special Victory (TV Movie) Cora Simms  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Emma Coop / Ola Mae (2 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988–1991 2
  • Primary photo for Family MattersFamily Matters (TV Series) Helen (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Brewster PlaceBrewster Place (TV Series) Bernice Sands (2 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990 2
  • Primary photo for 227227 (TV Series) Carolyn Hurley (3 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986–1990 3
  • Primary photo for Capital NewsCapital News (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
    • Pilot (Apr 9, 1990) Actress  Less
  • Primary photo for Equal JusticeEqual Justice (TV Series) Mrs. Davis (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Alberta Williams (2 episodes, 1989)  Less 1989–1990 2
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast (TV Series) Narcissa (5 episodes, 1987)  Less 1987–1989 5
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  • Primary photo for The Facts of LifeThe Facts of Life (TV Series) Grandmother (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Frank's PlaceFrank's Place (TV Series) Olive Varden (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for HunterHunter (TV Series) Pockets / Ella Mae Fuller (2 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986–1987 2
  • Primary photo for CBS Summer PlayhouseCBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) Katherine (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for CapitolCapitol (TV Series) Therese (1986)  Less 1982–1987
  • Primary photo for Time Out for DadTime Out for Dad (TV Movie) Miss Aldrich  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for As Summers DieAs Summers Die (TV Movie) Elvira Backus  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Acceptable RisksAcceptable Risks (TV Movie) Sally Framm  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The HitchhikerThe Hitchhiker (TV Series) Serita (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Hill Street BluesHill Street Blues (TV Series) Aunt Feeney (2 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 2
  • Primary photo for GenerationGeneration (TV Movie) Edna  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Punky BrewsterPunky Brewster (TV Series) Mrs. Carney (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Highway to HeavenHighway to Heaven (TV Series) Mrs. Baldwin (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for And the Children Shall LeadAnd the Children Shall Lead (TV Movie) Miss Annie  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for BensonBenson (TV Series) Mrs. DuBois / Lois (2 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981–1984 2
  • Primary photo for St. ElsewhereSt. Elsewhere (TV Series) Regina (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Mike HammerMike Hammer (TV Series) Maddy Higgins (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
  • Primary photo for Bay City BluesBay City Blues (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for The Sophisticated GentsThe Sophisticated Gents (TV Series) Mae Porter (3 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981 3
  • Primary photo for A Christmas Without SnowA Christmas Without Snow (TV Movie) Wendell's Grandma  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Palmerstown, U.S.A.Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series) Grandma Jenny (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Vega$Vega$ (TV Series) Mom (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Banjo the Woodpile CatBanjo the Woodpile Cat (TV Short) Zazu (voice)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Roots: The Next GenerationsRoots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-series) Cynthia Palmer (2 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 2
  • Primary photo for Ring of PassionRing of Passion (TV Movie) Lilly Brooks  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Just an Old Sweet SongJust an Old Sweet Song (TV Movie) Grandma  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for PetrocelliPetrocelli (TV Series) Bessie Jones (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Apple's WayApple's Way (TV Series) Mrs. Thaxter (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for A Dream for ChristmasA Dream for Christmas (TV Movie) Grandma Bessie  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for OutrageOutrage (TV Movie) Thelma  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The MagicianThe Magician (TV Series) Mrs. Thatcher (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Pomroy's PeoplePomroy's People (TV Movie) Actress  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Sanford and SonSanford and Son (TV Series) Aunt Ethel (2 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972 2
  • Primary photo for FootstepsFootsteps (TV Movie) Jessie Blake  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Bill Cosby ShowThe Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) Rose Kincaid (3 episodes, 1970)  Less 1970–1971 3
  • Primary photo for To Confuse the AngelTo Confuse the Angel (TV Movie) Actress  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for It Takes a ThiefIt Takes a Thief (TV Series) Sister Martha Gowen (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Room 222Room 222 (TV Series) Mrs. Moore (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for IronsideIronside (TV Series) Aunt Ruby (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Mama Grant (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for I SpyI Spy (TV Series) Mother (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for The Big ValleyThe Big Valley (TV Series) Hannah James / Hannah (2 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965–1966 2
  • Primary photo for Dr. KildareDr. Kildare (TV Series) Alice Willey / Alice (2 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966 2
Self (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The 40th Annual Academy AwardsThe 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Beah: A Black Woman SpeaksBeah: A Black Woman Speaks Herself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The 73rd Annual Academy AwardsThe 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Charity Tomlin (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976

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