Beah Richards

Age: 80

film, stage, and television actress who often portrayed maternal characters. Her credits include Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, for which she was nominated for a 1967 Academy Award, and Beloved (1998). She won an Emmy Award days before her death.

Died: Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 14, 2000

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