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Nell Carter (Nell Ruth Hardy)

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Biography

Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Her trademark sass complimented by a distinctively adenoidal voice that could out-snarl Eartha Kitt and Fran Drescher put together, short (4'11"), round, and robust Nell Carter was one indomitable, in-your-face firecracker...and it made her a star. She was born Nell Ruth Hardy in 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama and raised there, one of nine children born to Horace and Edna Hardy. She grew up listening to the sounds of Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley and developed an early interest in singing that led to performances in various youth groups, her church choir, on local radio and even the gospel circuit. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Grace

Swing 2003

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Character: Jasmine Jones

Maid for Each Other 1992

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Character: Ethel Green

Ryan's Hope 1975

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Character: Herself - Performer & Presenter: Best Costume Design

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1986

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Character: Ethel Mae Haven

Jake and the Fatman 1987

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Character: Ain't Got No / White Boys

Hair 1979

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical

The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Original Score & Best Orchestrations

The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1998

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Scenic, Lighting & Costume Design

The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1989

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