Nell Carter

Ain't Misbehaven  1978  Broadway Cast
1948 - 2003

Nell Carter  American Actress

Nell Carter (September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and actress. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin', as well as an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television....

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship11 yrs
Shortest Relationship2 yrs
Average Relationship Length6 yrs, 6 mths
Rumored Relationships2
First Name Nell
Middle Name Ruth
Last Name Carter
Maiden Name Hardy
Full Name at Birth Nell Ruth Hardy
Age 54 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th September, 1948
Birthplace Birmingham, AL
Died 23rd January, 2003
Place of Death Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of Death Diabetes complications
Height 4' 11" (150 cm)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University Bill Russell's School of Drama (three years)
Occupation Text Actress, singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Housekeeper on Gimme a Break!, Hangin with Mr. Coo
Year(s) Active 1970–2003
Father Horace Hardy
Mother Edna Mae Hardy
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Swing2003 Grace Movie
Back by Midnight2002 Waitress Movie
Reba2001 Dr. Susan Peters TV Show
Follow Your Heart1999 Bus Driver Movie
Perfect Fit1999 Mrs. Gordy Movie
Sealed with a Kiss1999 Mrs. Wheatley TV Movie
Special Delivery1999 Movie
Seven Days1998 Lucy TV Show
Fakin' Da Funk1997 Claire Movie
Ally McBeal1997 Harriet Pumple TV Show
The Blues Brothers Animated Series1997 Betty Smythe TV Show
The Proprietor1996 Millie Jackson Movie
Blue's Clues1996 Mother Nature TV Show
Sparks1996 Barbara Rogers TV Show
The Grass Harp1995 Catherine Creek Movie
Brotherly Love1995 Nell Bascombe TV Show
Can't Hurry Love1995 Mrs. Bradstock TV Show
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995 Mary TV Show
The Crazysitter1994 The Warden Movie
Spider-Man: The Animated Series1994 Glory Grant TV Show
Touched by an Angel1994 Cynthia Winslow TV Show
Bébé's Kids1992 Vivian (voice) Movie
Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story1992 Lucille Gathers TV Movie
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992 P.J. Moore TV Show
Maid for Each Other1992 Jasmine Jones TV Movie
You Take the Kids1990 Nell Kirkland TV Show
Jake and the Fatman1987 Ethel Mae Haven TV Show
Amen1986 Bess Richards TV Show
2271985 Beverly Morris TV Show
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour1982 TV Show
Back Roads1981 Waitress Movie
Modern Problems1981 Dorita Movie
Gimme a Break!1981 Nellie Ruth 'Nell' Harper TV Show
Hair1979 Ain't Got No Movie
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979 Sgt. Hildy Jones TV Show
Cindy1978 Olive (as Nell-Ruth Carter) TV Movie
Ryan's Hope1975 Ethel Green TV Show
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Brittany WardJan 5, 2010

I wasn`t alive during the time of Gimme A Break but righ now it`s what I watch when I come home from school on youtube I`d to see more episode because Nell Carter always did her best in that shoe

NellysWifeyJul 13, 2008

hey i dont kno who you are we got the same last name!!

kimJun 23, 2008

loved her in hangin with mr. cooper she will be missed


can someone please let me know how can i become the next nell carter. when i was a child, she was an role model to me and i remeber being fat like her and i always said that i wanted to be like nell. monique is a role model for us big girls but nell was my role model first.

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