Lynne Thigpen
American actor
Lynne Thigpen
Cherlynne Theresa “Lynne” Thigpen was an American stage and television actress, most famous as "The Chief" in the various Carmen Sandiego television series.
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My 20-Year Quest To Find Carmen Sandiego
Huffington Post - 6 months
For many fortunate children of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Carmen Sandiego was their first encounter with a globe-trotting supervillain. This mysterious woman had a magical gift for stealing landmarks around the world, and it was up to the youth to stop her. She wore a long red trenchcoat, a red fedora tipped over one eye and had flowing red hair. But catching her red-handed was a near impossibility. The character went through many iterations over the years in video games and on television shows. The version I grew up with was the game show, “Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?” which premiered in the fall of 1996. I was 5 years old. The world was much simpler when Carmen could swipe the Liberty Bell without casualties and I could be the one to stop her further plans in under an hour. I didn’t know this then, but “Where in Time?” is the only Carmen property to feature a live version of the character, with an actress performing the role on screen. This meant there was actually a real Carme ...
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BIZ KIDZ AND PARENTS
Danbury Patch - almost 5 years
BIZ KIDZ AND PARENTS Westport, CT - Not only is there an abundance of beautiful budding pink trees in Fairfield County this year, there is also an abundance of budding new acting talent in our schools and neighborhoods.  One does not have to travel far to be thoroughly entertained by some awesome young talent in any local high school production. Norwalk, Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Darien, Stamford, Danbury, Wilton, Greenwich, Ridgefield – all these towns and more are brimming over with budding talent. With all this talent around us, parents want and need to know if their son or daughter will become one of the stars of tomorrow? One person who could certainly answer that question is Rozanne Gates, a Westporter who is also the author of the book “How to Succeed in the Business of Show Business – or everything they don’t tell you in acting school but I will.”  Parents who have children with ambition to be performers and have questions that need to be answered can attend a seminar ...
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Vražedné alibi - TVNOVINY.sk
Google News - over 5 years
Hrajú: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Christopher Murray, Ruby Dee, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel J. Travanti, Ned Beatty, Liz Torres, Lynne Thigpen, Taral Hicks, Victor Slezak, Kevin McCarthy, Barbara Jean
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Joliet Grade School District honors longtime staffers, retiring employees - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
... Elizabeth Kelly, Edna Keith Elementary; Barbara Knupp, Gompers Junior High; Arline Kreis, Lynne Thigpen Elementary; Linda Likar, Lynne Thigpen Elementary; Elizabeth Lindholm, Lynne Thigpen Elementary; Pamela Megyeri, Parks Cultural Studies Academy;
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WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Suzanne Sheridan, Rozanne Gates
NYTimes - over 11 years
Suzanne M. Sheridan and Rozanne Gates are to affirm their partnership today in a civil union at the Unitarian Church in Westport, Conn. The Rev. Frank Hall, a Unitarian Universalist minister, is to officiate, with the participation of the Rev. Barbara Fast, also a Unitarian Universalist minister. Ms. Sheridan, 53, (above, left), who legally changed
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THE NEW SEASON/THEATER; Broadway Has a New Heavy Hitter
NYTimes - over 13 years
NINETEEN to one. As of today, there is exactly one play running on Broadway -- ''Take Me Out,'' by Richard Greenberg -- and 19 musicals, a count that is a rout by pretty much anyone's definition. That ratio, of course, is not completely unheard of -- musicals are the industry's moneymakers and have long dominated Broadway. Rarely, though, has the
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THEATER/THE TONY AWARDS; Is There a Tony Doctor in the House
NYTimes - over 13 years
PITY the poor Tony Awards. Falling Nielsen ratings, industry ridicule, offended winners; you name it, the Tonys have suffered it in recent years. So it was no small surprise when, in March, CBS -- which was said to be close to dropping the Tony Awards show a couple of years back -- boldly announced it would be expanding next Sunday's 8 p.m.
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TAKING THE CHILDREN; Using Shovels to Build Boys' Character
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Holes Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas, Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, Tim Blake Nelson, Patricia Arquette, Henry Winkler, Dulé Hill Directed by Andrew Davis PG 117 minutes An allegory of several parts fans out from a boy's detention facility called Camp Green Lake. Sentenced to 18 months for a minor theft he didn't commit, Stanley Yelnats (Mr. LaBeouf)
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FILM REVIEW; Crazy Shrink Treats The Last Sane Man
NYTimes - almost 14 years
The poster for the psych-out comedy ''Anger Management'' is a peak of high concept: Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson, nose to nose, jaws cocked to full bellow. That poster shot plays on the public perceptions of both: Mr. Sandler, the regular-guy screen idol who usually plays men with a boiling point of 12 degrees Fahrenheit, and Mr. Nicholson, the
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Lynne Thigpen, 54, an Actress In CBS's 'District' and on Stage
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Lynne Thigpen, a Tony Award-winning actress for ''An American Daughter'' and a star of ''The District,'' a drama on CBS, died on Wednesday at her home here. She was 54. Ms. Thigpen had appeared to be in good health and the cause was not immediately known, a network spokeswoman, Beth Haiken, said. On Thursday production of ''The District'' was shut
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THEATER; Sharing the Stage With August Wilson
NYTimes - almost 16 years
THE young crowd filling the room for MTV's in-house multicultural speaker series one recent lunchtime had clearly turned out to hear August Wilson, whose plays chronicling the experience of black Americans in the 20th century have won a bushel basket of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes. But they also got an unexpected jolt of energy and
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; As the Cat and Mouse Go Forth and Multiply
NYTimes - over 16 years
At the start, 37 years ago, ''The Fugitive'' must have seemed like a ludicrous idea for a series: send a man on the lam even though viewers know he can't possibly be caught or the show would be over. Where's the suspense in that? But the old ''Fugitive'' ran for four years and its finale drew the largest audience for a series ever, until someone
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TELEVISION REVIEW; From the Headlines, a Nominee Faces Her Media Critics
NYTimes - over 16 years
In ''An American Daughter'' Christine Lahti plays Lyssa Dent Hughes, a prominent Washington doctor who has been nominated to be surgeon general. During what is supposed to be a friendly television interview, Lyssa's husband mentions the time his busy wife failed to respond to a jury summons. The interview transforms Lyssa into a celebrity of sorts,
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PUBLIC LIVES
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Political Advice From a Comedian CHEVY CHASE, who became a star on ''Saturday Night Live'' when he lampooned the 38th president (Gerald R. Ford), was reminiscing about the advice he gave the candidate who was elected the 42nd president in 1992 (Bill Clinton). And yes, Mr. Chase refers to the president by his first name. ''To me, the whole issue is
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TELEVISION/RADIO; Just a Nice Washington Doctor and Her Ruin
NYTimes - about 17 years
THE scene is a brunch in an elegant living room in Georgetown, the upper-class Washington enclave. But Christine Lahti and a half-dozen actresses and actors are actually filming ''An American Daughter'' in a home in the upscale Hancock Park section of Los Angeles. Washington -- the town's hypocrisies, its self-important journalists and snarky
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Stars in the Off Broadway Galaxy
NYTimes - about 17 years
ACTING awards may be self-indulgent and ever so tacky. But as long as we're stuck with them, why shouldn't there be a high-powered set of them for Off Broadway? Within the theater industry, the Obies, administered by The Village Voice, have considerable prestige, and the Drama Desks, parceled out to actors and productions on Broadway and off,
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FILM REVIEW; Together By a Twist Of Fate
NYTimes - over 17 years
In a nutshell, Sydney Pollack's new film, ''Random Hearts,'' is about two people from different worlds, a Washington policeman played by Harrison Ford and a New Hampshire Congresswoman played by Kristin Scott Thomas. They meet when their spouses die in the same plane crash. Then they discover that the spouses were having an affair. Then they have
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 17 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were available at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth last weekend for performances last Friday and Saturday
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Triumph of A Lifetime (In Fact, 2 Lifetimes)
NYTimes - over 17 years
Perhaps the funniest moment in ''Jar the Floor,'' a play packed with insults, put-downs and four generations' worth of familial invective, comes without a word being spoken. It happens midway through the first act. Lola, a snappy grandmother, and MaDear Dawkins, a feisty great-grandmother, are shocked into near-paralysis by the appearance of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lynne Thigpen
    FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 54
    Thigpen died of a cerebral hemorrhage on March 12, 2003 in her Marina del Rey, California home after complaining of headaches for several days.
    More Details Hide Details Drugs and foul play were ruled out by the coroner's autopsy, which found "acute cardiac dysfunction, non-traumatic systemic and spontaneous intraventricular hemorrhage and hemorrhage in the brain." She was entombed next to her parents at Elmhurst Cemetery in her hometown, Joliet, Illinois. When Thigpen died, the Season 3 finale of The District had a tribute to her character, Ella Mae Farmer. Thigpen's death also led to a three-year hiatus of Bear in the Big Blue House, and a planned film version of Bear was put on hold. Two years after Thigpen's death, Bear star, Tara Mooney, who played the character Shadow, stated in an interview with Ray D'Arcy on Today FM, "The crew's hearts just weren't in it anymore". Thigpen was posthumously nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for voicing Luna the moon in Bear in the Big Blue House, but she lost to Jeff Corwin.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 22
    Thigpen moved to New York City in 1971 to begin her career as a stage actress.
    More Details Hide Details She had a long and prolific theater career, and appeared in numerous musicals including Godspell, The Night That Made America Famous, The Magic Show, Working, Tintypes, and An American Daughter (for which she won her Tony Award for her portrayal of Dr. Judith Kaufman in 1997). Her first feature film role was Lynne in Godspell (1973), co-starring opposite Victor Garber and David Haskell. She appeared notably as the omniscient Radio DJ in The Warriors (1979), and as Leonna Barrett, the mother of an expelled student in Lean on Me (1989), a story of famous American high school principal Joe Louis Clark. She had a role in Shaft (2000), alongside Samuel L. Jackson, as Carla Howard, the murder victim's mother. She also played the Second President of the World Congress in Bicentennial Man (1999). Her last film was Anger Management (2003), starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson (which was released only a month following her death and paid tribute to her in the end credits).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on December 22, 1948.
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