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Nell Carter

Actress + Singer
Born Sep 13, 1948

Nell Carter was an American singer, and film, stage, and television actress. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin', as well as an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television. From 1981 to 1987, Carter starred in the NBC sitcom also Gimme a Break!. She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her work on the series.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nell Carter.


1948 Birth Born on September 13, 1948.


1971 22 Years Old She was in the 1971 rock opera Soon, which closed after three performances.
1974 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She was the Music Director for the 1974 Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective's production of "What Time of Night It Is".
1978 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She broke into stardom in the musical Ain't Misbehavin, for which she won a Tony Award in 1978. … Read More


1982 33 Years Old After Gimme a Break! began, Carter's life took a turbulent turn. She married mathematician and lumber executive George Krynicki, and converted to Judaism in 1982 (she had been born Roman Catholic and raised Presbyterian).
1985 36 Years Old She attempted suicide in the early 1980s, and entered a drug detoxification facility around 1985. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old In 1992, Carter had surgery to repair two aneurysms. … Read More
1995 46 Years Old She declared bankruptcy in 1995 and again in 2002. … Read More


2003 54 Years Old Having previously survived two brain aneurysms, Carter died at the age of 54 on January 23, 2003, from heart disease complicated by diabetes in her Beverly Hills home that she shared with her domestic partner, Ann Kaser, and her two 13-year-old boys, Joshua and Daniel. … Read More
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