Tony Award-winning actress who became known for her role as Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She appeared in For Colored Girls in 2010 and in Steel Magnolias in 2012.
She was dubbed the Mother of the African American community.
She was in The Cosby Show with Keshia Knight Pulliam.
She graduated from Howard University and would eventually return to teach there.
She married her third husband Ahmad Rashad in 1985, and together the couple had a daughter in 1986.
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