Foster, Gloria (1933–2001)

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Foster, Gloria (1933–2001)

African-American actress. Born Nov 15, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois; died Sept 29, 2001, in New York, NY; studied at Goodman Theater School of Drama; m. Clarence Williams III (actor, div.).

Made NY debut in In White America (1963); other plays include A Hand Is on the Gates, Black Visions, The Cherry Orchard, and title roles in Medea and Yerma; films include The Cool World, Nothing but a Man, The Comedians, Man and Boy and The Matrix (as Oracle). Received an Obie for In White America (1963).

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