25 Facts About Nell Carter


Nell Carter began her career in 1970, singing in the theater, and later crossed over to television.

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Nell Carter received two Emmy and two Golden Globe award nominations for her work on the series.

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Nell Carter's was born into a Roman Catholic family and raised Presbyterian.

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Nell Carter's became pregnant and gave birth to daughter Tracy the next year; finding raising a baby alone too difficult, she sent her child to live with her older sister Willie.

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Nell Carter's later claimed that Tracy was the product of a brief marriage, but she revealed the truth in a 1994 interview.

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At age 19, Hardy changed her surname to Nell Carter and left Birmingham, Alabama, moving to New York City with the Renaissance Ensemble.

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In New York City, Nell Carter sang in coffee shops, then landed her first role on Broadway in 1971.

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Nell Carter made her Broadway debut in the 1971 rock opera Soon, which closed after three performances.

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Nell Carter's was the music director for the 1974 Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective's production of "What Time of Night It Is".

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Nell Carter appeared with Bette Davis in the 1974 stage musical Miss Moffat, based on Davis' earlier film The Corn Is Green.

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Nell Carter's broke into stardom in the musical Ain't Misbehavin, for which she won a Tony Award in 1978.

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Nell Carter's later won an Emmy for the same role in a televised performance in 1982.

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In 1978, Nell Carter was cast as Effie White in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, but departed the production during development to take a television role on Ryan's Hope.

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In 1989, she shot a pilot for NBC titled Morton's by the Bay, which aired as a one-time special that May; Nell Carter played the assistant to a banquet-hall owner, and the focus was on her and her madcap staff.

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Nell Carter's co-starred in Hangin' with Mr Cooper from 1993 to 1995.

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Nell Carter's was upset when commercials promoting the show used a different actress, white actress Marcia Lewis, as Miss Hannigan.

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Nell Carter was survived by her partner Ann Kaser, who inherited her property and custody of her two sons.

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Nell Carter's is buried at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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Nell Carter attempted suicide in the early 1980s, and around 1985 she entered a drug detoxification facility to break a long-standing cocaine addiction.

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Nell Carter married mathematician and lumber executive George Krynicki, and she converted to Judaism in 1982.

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Nell Carter's filed for divorce from Krynicki in 1989; the divorce was finalized in 1992.

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Nell Carter had three children: daughter Tracy and sons Joshua and Daniel.

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Nell Carter's adopted both Joshua and Daniel as newborns over a four-month period.

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Nell Carter's attempted to adopt twice more but both adoptions failed.

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In 1992, Nell Carter had surgery to repair two aneurysms and married Roger Larocque in June.

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