Nell Carter, an actress and singer hails from America. Nell Ruth Hardy, her birth name, she was born on 13th September 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama, US. Nell was one of nine children born to her parents Horace and Edna Mae Hardy. At a very young age, she started singing on a local gospel radio show, and she was a member of the church choir too. When she was 16 years of age, when she was raped at gunpoint and became pregnant; she gave birth to a daughter named Tracey. Tracey was raised by Nell’s aunt. At 19, she changed her surname to Carter and moved to New York City. During her struggle period, she used to sing in coffee shops. She got her first role in 1971 on Broadway. In 1971, Nell made her debut in Broadway’s rock opera ‘Soon’. In 1974, she was the Music Director of ‘What Time of Night It Is’, a Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective production. The same year, she appeared on stage musical, ‘Miss Moffat’, which is based on Bette Davis’, her co-star, earlier movie ‘The Corn Is Green’. In 1978, she grabbed a Tony Award for the musical ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’; for the same role, she won an Emmy in 1982. She has also appeared in Broadway’s ‘Dude’ and ‘ Annie Click to look into! >> Read More... Annie ’. In 1979, she appeared in ‘Hair’s’ musical film adaption directed by Milos Forman. Nell made her appearance on TV’s ‘The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo’.

She then earned a stable role in the sitcom ‘Gimme a Break’ as Nell Harper; for her role she won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award nomination. The show aired from 1981 to 1987. In 1989, she worked in a pilot of ‘Morton’s By the Bay’ of NBC; she played the role of the assistant to an owner of a banquet hall. In 1990, Nell appeared in ‘You Take the Kids’, a CBS comedy. The show faced bad reviews and ratings; it only had a month’s run on the TV. In the mid-1990s, she appeared as Miss Hannigan on Broadway in ‘Annie’. In 2001, she appeared in WB’s show, Reba. Further, she made her appearances in ‘Raising’, ‘Swing’ and ‘Back by Midnight’. In the early 1980s, she had attempted suicide and admitted to drug detoxification facility till 1985. She married George Krynicki, a mathematician and lumber executive in 1982; they had two sons, Daniel and Joshua. As a Roman Catholic, she converted to Judaism later. In 1992, she got separated from Krynicki and married Roger Larocque and also divorced him a year later. She died on 23rd January 2003, due to heart disease in Beverley Hills, at her home.

Sandy Duncan English Actress

Sandy Duncan

Sandy Duncan is an American comedienne, singer, TV & theatre actress and dancer. She was the TIME Magazine’s ‘the Most Promising Face of Tomorrow’ in 1970. She captivatingly played ‘Wendy’ in Broadway’s ‘Peter Pan’. She was born on 20 February 1946 at Henderson in Texas. She was the elder daughter of Sylvia and Mancil Ray Duncan. Her dad was the owner of a gas station. She was trained in dance in her teens and started working in the productions of ‘The King and I’ and ‘The Music Man’. She studied at Lon Morris Junior College. She moved to New York after college. In 1968, she married fellow Broadway actor Bruce Scott and divorced in 1975. She won a Tony nomination for her role in Broadway musical ‘Canterbury Tales’. She portrayed the role of Maisie in ‘The Boy Friend’, a Jazz musical, which won her a Tony nomination for ‘Best Actress’. In 1971, she was cast in a Disney comedy film ‘The Million Dollar Duck’. She did another Disney film ‘The Cat from Another World’. She gave her voice for their animated film ‘The Fox and The Hound’. She got the critically acclaimed role in the mini-series ‘Roots’ for which she got nominated at Emmy Awards. She played the title role in the film ‘Star Spangled Girl’. CBS cast her in ‘Funny Face’ (1971) as Sandy Stockton. It was a success but because she was diagnosed with a tumor in the optic nerve, the show had gone off the air. She married Dr.Thomas Calcateera in 1975, whom she met during her operation. The second installment of the show was a flop. She did guest roles in musical comedies such as ‘The Tonight Show’, ‘The Flip Wilson Show’, ‘Laugh.In’, and ‘The Sonny & Cher Show’. She was a judge in the shows - ‘Hollywood Squares’ and ‘What’s My Line?’. In 1979, she played the title role of ‘Peter Pan’ Broadway musical, which was a huge success, winning her third Tony nomination. In 1984, she played happy-go-lucky Tommy Tune in ‘My One and Only’. In 1980, she married choreographer Don Correia. She did highly successful TV commercials of Wheat Thins with their children Michael and Jeffrey. In 1987, she made a comeback to primetime TV scene with ‘The Hogan Family’ playing the head of the household after the character of Harper died. Her character was so successful that the show continued for four more seasons. In 1988, she did three of the children video series ‘Barney and the Backyard Gang’. The 1994 movie ‘The Swan Princess’, she voiced ‘Queen Uberta’. She played the lead role in the 2009 play ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Texas. She also did as volunteer in the organisation ‘Record for the Blind & Dyslexic’ (RFB&D). She received the coveted ‘National Rehabilitation Hospital Victory Award’ for her immense contributions. Her last film as of now is in 2010. She is currently playing ‘Madame du Maurier’ in ‘Finding Neverland, a Broadway production.

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Chen Hao

Chen Hao is Chinese movie actress, model, and singer. She was born in Qingdao, China. She is one of the most good looking and renowned actors in China. She has done her graduation from The Central Academy of Drama. She made her first debut in 1998, with the “Postman in the Mountains”. Her young talent was very well appreciated she came into limelight after this. It was after this her popularity increased and was known to the audience. In 2000, she got the role in the leading television drama “Li Wei the Magistrate”. Her popularity increased more after she bagged the role in the “Pink Ladies”. It was a TV comedy play in Taiwan. Her role was very well liked by the audience and the critics. With her acting and beautiful looks, she gave a competition to any male from the film industry. In 2003, she did “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils”, TV film and became a big success. Chen Hao is not just a successful actress but is also involved in signing and stage shows. Her first music album "Chen Hao” came out in 2005. It was produced by Tetsuya Komuro. Her album won the most popular female singer of Channel V awards in 2006. In 2009, she was awarded the Jury Award for best performance in the movie "Live a Luxurious and Dispassionate Life" at the Seoul TV Festival. She had played the role of women who had been into gambling and was trying to come out of it. Chen got married to David Liu Haifeng. He is a well-known business personality in China. The couple has a baby girl who was born in 2011. She was voted as her the "Most Beautiful Woman" in China by an online popularity poll. She had collected over millions of votes.

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Chen Hao English Actress