Winston, Hattie 1945–

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WINSTON, Hattie 1945


Born March 3, 1945, in Lexington, MS; raised in Greenville, MS; married Harold Wheeler (a composer and orchestrator), c. 1978; children: Samantha (adopted). Education: Attended Howard University, 196364, and Antioch College, Los Angeles, beginning 2002.

Addresses: Agent Pakula/King and Associates, 9229 Sunset, Suite 315, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and vocalist.

Member: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (past national cochair of Equal Employment Opportunities Committee).

Awards, Honors: Obie awards, Village Voice, 1979, for The Michigan, and 1980, for Mother Courage and Her Children; Hattie Winston Day declared by National Black Theatre Festival, WinstonSalem, NC, 1993 and 1997; Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2001, for Becker; Los Angeles Critics DramaLogue awards, for To Take Arms and Up the Mountain.


Television Appearances; Series:

Sylvia, Valerie, and the fox, The Electric Company, PBS, 19731977.

Veronique, The Edge of Night, 1976.

Toni Gillette, Nurse, CBS, 1981.

Gloria Davis, Homefront, ABC, 19911992.

Alice Burgess, Port Charles (also known as Port Charles: Desire, Port Charles: Fate, Port Charles: Miracles Happen, Port Charles: Naked Eyes, Port Charles: Secrets, Port Charles: Superstitions, Port Charles: Surrender, Port Charles: Tainted Love, Port Charles: Tempted, Port Charles: Time in a Bottle, and Port Charles: Torn ), ABC, 1998.

Margaret Wyborn, Becker, CBS, 19982003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ivy, Hollow Image, ABC, 1979.

One Woman's Courage, NBC, 1994.

Mrs. Elizabeth Peel, The Cherokee Kid, HBO, 1996.

After All, Black Entertainment Television, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ed Sullivan's Broadway, CBS, 1973.

Aunt Anna Mae, Runaway, PBS, 1989.

Narrator, Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong, PBS, 1989.

Prism Awards 2001, syndicated, 2001.

Funny Flubs & Screwups VI, CBS, 2001.

Funny Flubs & Screwups XI, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Officer Jessie Waters, Ann in Blue, ABC, 1974.

Toni Gillette, Nurse, CBS, 1980.

Lilah Reynolds, Hope Division, ABC, 1987.

Pauline Mackey, Coming to America, CBS, 1989.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Minnie Hershey, The Dain Curse (also known as Dashiell Hammett's " The Dain Curse "), CBS, 1978.

Les uns et les autres, 1983.

Daisy Voigt, Common Ground, CBS, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Midnight Special, 1977.

Voice, " Galimoto, " Reading Rainbow, 1991.

Saleslady, " Adventures in Babysitting, " Step by Step, ABC, 1995.

Angela Williams, High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Irene, " Dance Fever, " Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, The WB, 1996.

Mrs. Brooks, " Jugglin', " Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1997.

Guest voice, " Coolio Runnings, " Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Mom, " Throw Momma from the House, " Arsenio, ABC, 1997.

Ms. Washington, " Wendell and I Spy, " The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1997.

Felecia Vanowen, " Rooferman, Take One, " Smart Guy, The WB, 1998.

Guest panelist, The Hollywood Squares, 1998.

Margaret, " The Vesey Method, " Cosby, CBS, 1999.

Voice of Lucy Carmichael, " No Place Like Home, " Rugrats (animated), 1999.

Voice of Lucy Carmichael, " A Rugrats Kwanzaa, " Rugrats (animated), 2001.

Guest panelist, To Tell the Truth, syndicated, 2000.

Voice of Gertie Dinkins, " Teacher's Pet, " The Proud Family, The Disney Channel, 2001.

Margaret Turk, " My Old Man, " Scrubs, NBC, 2002.

Herself, Pyramid, 2003.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Guest, " Heart to Home, " It's Christopher Lowell, 2003.

Also panelist for The List, VH1.

Stage Appearances:

Sister Fatima, The Prodigal Son, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1965.

First operator, Day of Absence, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 19651966.

Moses Gunn, Song of the Lusitanian Bogey, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1968.

Bubba Ryan, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1968.

Praise singer, Kongi's Harvest, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1968.

Standby, Daddy Goodness, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1968.

Second Extraordinary Spook, God Is a (Guess What?), Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 19681969.

Understudy for Linda, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Petite Belle Lily, Man Better Man, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1969.

Bo Peep, Sambo, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 19691970.

Dolores, Billy Noname, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Nell, The Me Nobody Knows (musical), Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1970, then Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 19701971.

The Black Experience Company, Washington Theatre Club, Washington, DC, 19701971.

Silvia, Two Gentlemen of Verona (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, St. James Theatre, New York City, between 1971 and 1973.

Leionah, The Great MacDaddy, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1974.

Zerbinetta, Scapino, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 19741975.

Vocalist, Livin' Fat, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1976.

Claire, A Photograph, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Hall, Public Theatre, New York City, 19771978.

Cleo, I Love My Wife (musical), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, between 1977 and 1979.

Pilar Murray, The Michigan, Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1979.

Yvette, Mother Courage and Her Children, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Ginnie, The Tap Dance Kid (musical), Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 19831984, then Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 19841985.

Reader, " Did My Mama Like to Dance?, " The Ties That Bind, King Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO, 2002, 2003.

Appeared as a member of the tribe and as Dionne, Hair (musical; also known as Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical ), Biltmore Theatre, New York City, late 1960s or early 1970s; appeared in Black Girl, New Federal Theatre, New York City; and Her Talking Drum, American Place Theatre, New York City; appeared in To Take Arms and Up the Mountain, Los Angeles; also appeared in productions of Oklahoma!, Pins and Needles, and Weary Blues.

Stage Work:

Producer and director, Black Nativity.

Film Appearances:

Les uns et les autres (also known as Bolero and Within Memory ), 1981.

Reporter, Without a Trace, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1983.

Mother, Good to Go (also known as Short Fuse ), 1986.

Blanche Loudon, Clara's Heart, Warner Bros., 1988.

Foster, A Show of Force, Paramount, 1990.

Mrs. Todd, Beverly Hills Cop III, Paramount, 1994.

Judge Meyer, Sunset Park, TriStar, 1996.

Simone, Jackie Brown (also known as Rum Punch ), Miramax, 1997.

Hospital Nurse, Living Out Loud (also known as The Kiss ), New Line Cinema, 1998.

JoClaire, Meet the Deedles (also known as The Deedles ), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 1998.

Voice of Dr. Lucy Carmichael, The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount, 1998.

Angela Russel, True Crime, Warner Bros., 1999. Unbowed, 1999.

Principal Holmstead, The Battle of Shaker Heights, Miramax, 2003.



(With James Stovall) Nativity: A Life Story, Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, United Palace Theatre, New York City, 2002.



People Weekly, November 18, 2002, p. 143.

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