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Lynne Thigpen

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Lynne Thigpen (December 22, 1948March 12, 2003) was an American actress.

She was born Cherlynne Richmond in Joliet, Illinois, and obtained a degree in teaching. She taught high school English briefly in Joliet, while studying theatre and dance at the University of Illinois, then, in 1971, moved to New York City where she began a prolific theater career, appearing initially in musicals such as Godspell, The Night that Made America Famous, The Magic Show, Working, and Tintypes. Her first film was Godspell in 1973. Her later work emphasized her acting over her singing abilities.

She died, unexpectedly, in Los Angeles, California. She was 54. The cause of death was "acute cardiac dysfunction, nontraumatic systemic and spontaneous intraventricular hemorrhage and hemorrhage in the brain", as well as an enlarged heart. Drugs and foul play were ruled out.

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Stage

  • Godspell: 1973
  • The Night That Made America Famous: 1975
  • The Magic Show: 1976
  • Working
  • But Never Jam Today
  • Tintypes: 1980-81
  • August Wilson's Fences: 1988
  • Jar the Floor
  • Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena: Obie award, 1992
  • A Month of Sundays
  • Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter:1996-7 (Tony Award 1997)

Radio

Screen

Television

Software

Voice

  • The Bear in the Big Blue House as Luna

Awards (nominations)

NAACP Image Awards

Daytime Emmy Awards

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