Hopkins, Telma 1948–

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Hopkins, Telma 1948–


Full name, Telma Louise Hopkins; born October 28, 1948, in Louisville, KY; married Donald B. Allen (divorced); children: one son.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists Talent, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022. Office—c/o ABC Productions, 2020 Avenue of the Stars, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actress and singer. Performed as a session singer with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, and Isaac Hayes.

Member: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: BET Comedy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, Black Entertainment Television, 2004, BET Comedy Award, outstanding supporting actress, 2005, Image Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, all for Half & Half.


Television Appearances; Series:

Member of singing duo "Dawn," Tony Orlando and Dawn, CBS, 1974–76.

Isabelle Hammond, Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1980–82, then NBC, 1984.

Addy Wilson, Gimme a Break, NBC, 1984–87.

Rachel Crawford, Family Matters, ABC, 1989–93.

Rachel, ABC TGIF, 1990.

Dolores Dixon, Getting By, ABC, 1993–94.

Phyllis Thorne, Half & Half, UPN, 2002–.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Carol Burnett Show (also known as Carol Burnett and Friends), CBS, 1975.

Jess Ashton, A New Kind of Family, ABC, 1979–80.

K. C. Jones, Marie, 1979.

Fridays, ABC, 1981.

"Doc's Big Case/A Booming Romance/The Senior Sinners," Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

"Charmed, I'm Sure/Ashes to Ashes/No Dad of Mine," Love Boat, ABC, 1985.

Frances Unger, The New Odd Couple, ABC, 1987.

Charlotte Holloway, "Wedding Bell Blues," Amen, 1988.

Rachel Crawford, "Beta Chi Guy," Family Matters, ABC, 1994.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

Officer Rhoda, "The Conjugal Cottage," Women of the House, 1995.

Mrs. Farrell, "Rocket Racer," Spider-Man, 1996.

Lila Baker, "Fran's Roots," The Nanny, CBS, 1997.

Rachel Crawford, Family Matters, ABC, 1997.

Carlene, "Think Warm Thoughts," ER, NBC, 1998.

"Tony Orlando," Behind the Music, VH1, 1998.

Mrs. Williams, "I Do, I Do, Again, Part 1 & 2," The Hughleys, ABC, 1999.

Voice of Max's mom, "Hooked Up," Batman Beyond (animated), 1999.

"Nightwatch," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 1999.

Mrs. Williams, "Body Double," The Hughleys, ABC, 2000.

"Portrait of Evil," G vs E, 2000.

Judge Wilma Evers, "Nope," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2000.

Judge Wilma Evers, "It's a Good Thing I'm Not Black," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2000.

Voice of Mrs. Barnett, "The Breed," Static Shock (animated), The WB, 2000.

Ian's date, "The Reversal," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 2000.

Paulette Williams, "O Thank Heaven for Seven-Eleven," The Hughleys, UPN, 2000.

Paulette Williams, "Mother's Day," The Hughleys, UPN, 2001.

Miss Hope, "The Next Best Thing," For Your Love, The WB, 2001.

Judge Wilma Evers, "Children Are the Most Important Thing," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2001.

Judge Wilma Evers, "Peace of Mind," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2001.

"Gimme a Break," The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2004.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T., ET Weekend, Entertainment This Week and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2005.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2006.

Also appeared in episodes of The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, Dance Fever, and Fantasy Island.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Gail DeSautel, The Kid with the Broken Halo, NBC, 1982.

Etta Sloane, Rock 'n' Roll Mom, ABC, 1988.

Teresa, How to Murder a Millionaire, CBS, 1990.

Count on Me, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Battle of the Network Stars XI, ABC, 1981.

Battle of the Network Stars XII, 1982.

The 10th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1985.

Gwendolyn, NBC Presents the AFI Comedy Special, NBC, 1987.

Sex Symbols: Past, Present, and Future, syndicated, 1987.

The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards, 1987.

Presenter, The 16th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1989.

Circus of the Stars XIV, 1989.

Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990.

The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, 1990.

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Holiday Parade, TBS, 1992.

Beverly English, Count on Me, PBS, 1993.

Presenter, Soul Train Comedy Awards, 1993.

Presenter, 25th NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1993.

Interviewee, Reginald velJohnson: His Family Matters, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land, Nickelodeon, 2004.

Straight from the Heart: Timeless Music of the 60's & 70's, PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances: Miniseries:

Daisy, Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

K. C. Jones, Marie, NBC, 1979.

Film Appearances:

Engineer Raines, Trancers (also known as Future Cop), 1985.

Dr. Kennan, Vital Signs, 1990.

Commander Raines, Trancers II (also known as Future Cop II, Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth, and Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death), 1991.

Commander Raines, Trancers III (also known as Death Lives, Future Cop III, and Trancers 3: Deth Lives), 1992.

Slim's mother, The Wood, Paramount, 1999.

Rain, Showtime, 2001.

Pulse Pounders, Empire, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990.



Prime Time, 1974.

Tony Orlando & Dawn/Greatest Hits, 1975.

He Don't Love You (Like I Love You), 1975.

Skybird, 1975.

I Got Rhythm, 1979.

The Best of Tony Orlando & Dawn, Rhino, 1994.

Big Hits, Intersound, 1995.

The Casablanca Years, Casablanca/Mercury, 1996.

Bless You and Seventeen Other Greatest Hits, Collectables, 1997.

Knock Three Times: 20 Greatest Hits, DJ Specialist, 1997.

The Definitive Collection, Arista, 1998.

Knock Three Times: Encore Collection, BMG, 1999.

Knock Three Times, Collectables, 2002.

Platinum & Gold Collection, BMG, 2003.

Legends, BMG, 2005.

The Yellow Ribbon Collection, R2, 2005.

A Christmas Reunion, Respond 2, 2005.

To Be With You, Respond 2, 2005.

Dawn's New Ragtime Follies, Respond 2, 2005.

Tuneweaving, Respond 2, 2005.


With Every Yellow Ribbon, Quality, 1991.

Candida, Arista, 1993.

Tie a Yellow Ribbon, Arista, 1993.

Music Videos:

Tony Orlando and Dawn Ultimate Collection, Respond 2, 2005.



TV Guide, August 10, 1991, pp. 24.

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