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Nell Carter is a Actor American born on 13 september 1948 at Birmingham (USA)

Nell Carter

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Birth name Nell Ruth Hardy
Nationality USA
Birth 13 september 1948 at Birmingham (USA)
Death 23 january 2003 (at 54 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Nell Carter (September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and actress. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin', as well as an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television.

From 1981 to 1987, Carter starred in the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break!. She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her work on the series.


After Gimme a Break! began, Carter's life took a turbulent turn. She attempted suicide in the early 1980s, and entered a drug detoxification facility around 1985. Her brother, Bernard, died of complications due to AIDS in 1989.

She married mathematician and lumber executive George Krynicki, and converted to Judaism in 1982 (she had been born into a Roman Catholic family and raised Presbyterian).

Carter had three children: daughter Tracy, and two sons, Daniel and Joshua. She adopted both her sons as newborns over a four-month period. She attempted to adopt twice more but both adoptions fell through. In her final attempt, she allowed a young pregnant woman to move into her home with the plan that she would adopt the child, but the mother decided to keep her baby. In 1992, Carter had surgery to repair two aneurysms. She divorced Krynicki and married Roger Larocque the same year, divorcing Larocque the next year. She declared bankruptcy in 1995 and again in 2002. She also endured three miscarriages.

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Filmography of Nell Carter (13 films)

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Back By Midnight, 1h29
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, Phil LaMarr, Harland Williams, Randy Quaid, Paul Rodriguez, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Waitress
Rating48% 2.424572.424572.424572.424572.42457
Dangerfield plays Jake Puloski, a comedic and friendly prison warden who runs a privately owned prison for white-collar criminals and less serious offenders. The trouble starts when Puloski's plans for renovating his rundown prison are ruined by his superior, Eli Rockwood (Randy Quaid), a greedy businessman who inherited the prison from his deceased parents, who rejects his budget request. Rockwood also informs Puloski that his contract as prison warden will not be renewed, which means that Puloski will be forced to retire in two months. This comes at the same time that Rockwood is in the midst of selling his company to the very wealthy Gloria Beaumont (Kirstie Alley). Without the funds for a proper remodeling, Puloski decides to approach the problem by allowing a group of prisoners, Mile-Away (Phil LaMarr), Next-Week (Paul Rodriguez), Jerk-Off (Marty Belafsky), and Ears (Joe Nipote), to leave the prison to burgle a sporting goods store owned by Rockwood (on the condition that they are "back by midnight" before the guard Smitty (Tony Cox) makes his rounds).
Swing (2003)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Skerritt, Constance Brenneman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Nell Carter, Barry Bostwick
Roles Grace
Rating62% 3.1011953.1011953.1011953.1011953.101195
Anthony is caught between dreams of being a musician and pleasing his father and fiance. Encouraged by his great uncle, Anthony finds inspiration from a mysterious older woman in an other worldly night club, who teaches him to find happiness through swing dancing.
The Grass Harp, 1h47
Directed by Charles Matthau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong, Nell Carter, Jack Lemmon
Roles Catherine Creek
Rating69% 3.497023.497023.497023.497023.49702
Set in a small 1940s Alabama town, the film follows Collin Fenwick (Edward Furlong) as he is sent to live with his father's maiden cousins, the sweet Dolly (Piper Laurie) and the overbearing Verena (Sissy Spacek), following the death of his mother. He soon discovers that the Talbo household is anything but normal. After also losing his father, Collin grows to be close to Dolly and Catherine (Nell Carter) and becomes acquainted with the eccentric townspeople, from the gossip-loving barber (Roddy McDowall) to a traveling evangelist with fifteen illegitimate kids (Mary Steenburgen). To escape Verena's oppression, Dolly, Collin, and Catherine run away to an old tree house in the woods. Their rebellion sparks a series of events that change their lives and the entire town as well.
Bébé's Kids, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Political films
Actors Vanessa Bell Calloway, Marques Houston, Robin Harris, Faizon Love, Tone Loc, Nell Carter
Roles Vivian
Rating58% 2.901762.901762.901762.901762.90176
The film is based on a stand-up routine of Robin Harris that is shown in a brief live-action segment at the beginning of the film.
Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story, 1h32
Origin USA
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Duane Davis, George Kennedy, Nell Carter, Sam Hennings
Rating71% 3.5753253.5753253.5753253.5753253.575325
This film follows the life of basketball legend Eric "Hank" Gathers, from his growing up in the ghettos of Philadelphia to his freshman year at USC through his brief career playing basketball for Loyola Marymount University, where he collapsed during a game and died of a heart ailment.
Maid for Each Other, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Nell Carter, Joyce Van Patten, Garret Morris, Dinah Manoff, Timothy Stack, Robert Costanzo
Roles Jasmine Jones
Rating62% 3.100533.100533.100533.100533.10053
A recently widowed Beverly Hills socialite is left broke and homeless. Seeking refuge at her mothers and gaining a job as a maid for a flamboyant jazz singer the two form an unlikely bond and soon find themselves neck deep in mayhem and trouble.
Tex (1982)
, 1h43
Directed by Tim Hunter
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Bill McKinney, Ben Johnson, Frances Lee McCain
Roles Mrs. Peters
Rating64% 3.249673.249673.249673.249673.24967
A coming-of-age adventure about two brothers (Matt Dillon and Jim Metzler) struggling to make it on their own when their mother dies and their father leaves them in their Oklahoma home.
Back Roads
Back Roads (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Martin Ritt
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Dan Shor, M. Emmet Walsh, Míriam Colón
Roles Waitress
Rating57% 2.857742.857742.857742.857742.85774
Amy Post (Field) is a $20-a-trick hooker in Mobile, Alabama. One night she entertains Elmore Pratt (Jones), an ex-boxer who has just been fired from his job at a car wash. He cannot pay her for services rendered.
Modern Problems, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Actors Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place, Nell Carter, Brian Doyle-Murray
Roles Dorita
Rating51% 2.553622.553622.553622.553622.55362
Max Fiedler (Chevy Chase) is an air traffic controller at New York's Kennedy Intl. Airport whose life is slowly going down the drain. His girlfriend, Darcy (Patti D'Arbanville), has just left him because of his jealousy. Now, everywhere he goes he seems to run into her with another man, driving him nuts. One night while he's driving home from a party at a gay nightclub in Lower Manhattan, a tanker truck spills nuclear waste onto his car and through his open sunroof, covering him with glowing green goo. The next day, he notices that he has developed telekinetic powers. With this newfound discovery, Max decides to put his powers to use by striking back at his tormentors to win back the love of Darcy.
Hair (1979)
, 2h1
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Donnie Dacus, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright
Roles Ain't Got No / White Boys
Rating75% 3.7985653.7985653.7985653.7985653.798565
Claude Hooper Bukowski, an Oklahoma farm boy, heads to New York City to enter the Army and serve in the Vietnam War. In Central Park, he meets a troupe of free-spirited hippies led by George Berger, a young man who introduces him to debutante Sheila Franklin when they crash a dinner party at her home. Inevitably, Claude is sent off to recruit training in Nevada, but Berger and his band of merry pranksters - including Woof Daschund, LaFayette "Hud" Johnson, and pregnant Jeannie Ryan - follow him to give a sendoff. They are met at the base's main gate by a surly MP, who doesn't like their looks and demands that they leave. Accordingly, Sheila flirts with an off-duty Sergeant in order to steal his uniform, which she gives to Berger. He uses it to extract Claude from the base for a last meeting with Sheila, taking his place. However, while Claude is away, the unit is suddenly rallied and flown out to Vietnam; Berger, whose ruse is somehow never detected, is taken with them. The film ends with the main cast singing at Berger's grave, followed by scenes of a large anti-war protest outside the White House in Washington, DC.
Cindy (1978)
, 1h38
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Charlayne Woodard, Mae Mercer, Nell Carter, Alaina Reed Hall, Scoey Mitchell, Clifton Davis
Roles Olive
Rating74% 3.7066053.7066053.7066053.7066053.706605
After World War II, Cindy (Woodard) has moved from the south to live in Harlem with her newly blended family. She finds herself constantly abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. Her father (Mitchell) provides some comfort but cannot prevent the abuse entirely. One night, she meets Captain Joe Prince (Davis) and is swept off her feet. Soon after, a romance ensues.