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Margaret Avery

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Mangum, Oklahoma, USA
Slender, attractive actress Margaret Avery, spellbinding in her role of Shug in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985), is certainly no "one-hit wonder". Although filmgoers may be able to trace her back only to that once-in-a-lifetime part, Margaret has been a talented player on the large and small screens for well over three decades.

Born on January 20, 1944, in Mangum, Oklahoma, this daughter of a Navy man was raised in San Diego, California, where she completed high school in the mid-60s. Read more...

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Character: Mama Jenkins

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins 2008

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Character: Pearline Loggins

Waitin' to Live 2006

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Character: Olivia Dubois

The Set Up 1995

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Character: Miss Sadie

Night Trap 1993

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Character: Dr. Sierheed

Lightning in a Bottle 1993

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Character: Roxie Turpin

Heat Wave 1990

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Character: Shug Avery

The Color Purple 1985

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Character: Robbed Tourist

Exodus 2007

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Character: Mary McMillian

Wie stark muß eine Liebe sein 1998

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Character: Ivy Gillespie

The Man in the Fallout Shelter 2005

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Character: Nurse Wilkinson

The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1971

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Character: Ruby Dome

Harry O 1973

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Character: Regina Jeffries

MacGyver 1985

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Character: Councilwoman Slane

Knightwatch 1988

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Character: Heather LeLache

The Lathe of Heaven 1980

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Character: Belle Joplin

Scott Joplin 1977

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Character: Rita Armstrong

A Hard Day's Night 0

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Character: Herself - Celebrity Co Host

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