Tony Award-winning actress who became known for her role on stage in Fosse on Broadway and for her role as Big Dee Dee Thorne on the television series Half & Half.
She released a Jazz album in 2005 titled Hear My Soul.
She played Mariah Carey's mother in the film Glitter.
She graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in 1978 and started out as a dancer and choreographer.
She married former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tony Radar.