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Beah Richards
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Sex:F
Age:90
Birth Date:July 12, 1920
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Occupation:Movie actress

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BEAH RICHARDS
Beah Richards

Biography:Beah Richards (July 12, 1920 - September 14, 2000) was an American actress with a long career on stage, screen and television. She was also a poet, playwright and author.

Born Beulah Richardson in Vicksburg, Mississippi, her mother was a seamstress and PTA advocate and her father was a Baptist minister. In 1948 she graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans and two years later moved to New York City. Her career started to take off in 1955 when she portrayed an eighty-four-year-old-grandmother in the off-Broadway show Take A Giant Step. She often played the role of a mother or grand-mother, and continued acting her entire life. She appeared in the original Broadway productions of Purlie Victorious, The Miracle Worker, and A Raisin in the Sun.

"There are a lot of movies out there that I would hate to be paid to do, some real demeaning, real woman-denigrating stuff. It is up to women to change their roles. They are going to have to write the stuff and do it. And they will." - Beah Richards Richards was nominated for a Tony award for her 1965 performance in James Baldwin's The Amen Corner. She also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Sidney Poitier's mother in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Other notable movie performances include Hurry Sundown, The Great White Hope, and Beloved.

She made numerous guest television appearances including recurrent roles on The Bill Cosby Show Designing Women and ER (as Dr. Peter Benton's mother.) She was the winner of two Emmy Awards.

In the last year of her life, Richards was the subject of a documentary created by actress Lisa Gay Hamilton. The documentary Beah: A Black Woman Speaks was created from over 70 hours of their conversations. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the AFI Film Festival.

Beah Richards died from emphysema in her hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi at the age of 80.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Great White Hope (1970)

Chinese Horoscope for Beah Richards
Includes characteristics and Vices
Beah Richards's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 20, 1920 - February 07, 1921
Birthday: July 12, 1920

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Improvisation
Cunning
Stability
Leadership
Wit
Zeal
Vices:
Deceit
Ruse
Loquacity
Self-Involvement
Silliness
Opportunism


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Beah Richards's Personality Tarot Card The Emperor - Personality Card

Birthday: July 12, 1920

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Beah Richards's Growth Tarot Card The Fool

Birthday: July 12, 2010

The beginning of a cycle or an adventure; a risk must be taken.

 

 

 

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