Beah Richards

Born:  July 12, 1920, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Died:  September 14, 2000, Vicksburg, Mississippi


1958:  The Mugger

1959:  Take A Giant Step

1962:  The Miracle Worker

1963:  Gone Are The Days!

1967:  Hurry Sundown, In The Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner  (Oscar Nomination: Best Supporting Actress)

1970:  The Great White Hope

1972:  The Biscuit Eater

1975:  Mahogany

1986:  Inside Out

1987:  Big Shots

1989:  Homer and Eddie, Drugstore Cowboy

1998:  Beloved


Academy Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actress, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)

Golden Globe Award Nomination:   Best Supporting Actress, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)

Emmy Awards:  Best Guest Performer-Comedy Series, Frank’s Place (1988); Best Guest Actress-Drama Series, The Practice (2000)