Clarice Taylor

Born in Virginia and raised in New York City, Clarice Taylor is a veteran African-American actress. In the late 1960s, Taylor helped to found the Negro Ensemble Company, a Manhattan-based organization that would later ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1917 in Buckingham County, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Sesame Street 1969 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Smoke 1995 (Movie)

Ethel (Actor)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

Esther (Actor)

The Cosby Show 1985 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hearts Island 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

High Five 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Lasts Forever 1981 (Movie)

Lu (Actor)

Salt and Pepe 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Five on the Black Hand Side 1973 (Movie)

Mrs Brooks (Actor)

Play Misty for Me 1971 (Movie)

Maid (Actor)

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 1970 (Movie)

Minnie (Actor)

Beulah Land (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born in Virginia and raised in New York City, Clarice Taylor is a veteran African-American actress. In the late 1960s, Taylor helped to found the Negro Ensemble Company, a Manhattan-based organization that would later count many prominent black actors among its ranks. In addition to her many stage roles (most notably Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North, in "The Wiz"), Taylor appeared in Clint Eastwood's '71 directorial debut, "Play Misty for Me," and "Five on the Black Hand Side," a '73 comedy based on the play of the same name, a production that she also starred in. While Taylor has worked occasionally in film and television during subsequent decades, guest-starring on shows such as "Sanford and Son" and "Spencer: For Hire," she is best known for her two recurring roles as a grandmother-Harriet on "Sesame Street" and Anna, the mother of Bill Cosby's Cliff Huxtable, on "The Cosby Show."

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