Frances Foster

Actor, Director
Frances Foster was an accomplished actress who appeared in a variety of films throughout her Hollywood career. In 1988, she appeared in "You Have Come Back." In 1990, she starred in Leslie Lee's play "Ground People." ... Read more »
Born: 06/11/1924 in Yonkers, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

Housewife (Actor)

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

Aunt Song (Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Woman Outside Audubon Ballroom (Actor)

The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 (Movie)

Grandma (Actor)

Through an Open Window 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Enemy Territory 1987 (Movie)

Elva Briggs (Actor)

Streets of Gold 1986 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

The Neighborhood 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

A Piece of the Action 1977 (Movie)

Bea Quitman (Actor)

Our Street 1971 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Cops and Robbers 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Take a Giant Step 1958 (Movie)

Poppy (Actor)

Citizen Cohn (TV Show)

Actor

Darrow (TV Show)

Actor

I Want to Go Home (TV Show)

Actor

King (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Over Miami (TV Show)

Actor

North and South (TV Show)

Actor

The File on Jill Hatch (TV Show)

Actor

The House of Dies Drear (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped in Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Frances Foster was an accomplished actress who appeared in a variety of films throughout her Hollywood career. In 1988, she appeared in "You Have Come Back." In 1990, she starred in Leslie Lee's play "Ground People." Foster's early roles were in comedies like "Cops and Robbers" (1973) and "A Piece of the Action" (1977) starring Sidney Poitier. She also was featured in the miniseries "King" (1977-78). She also appeared in the TV movie "The Neighborhood" (NBC, 1981-82). She worked in series television while getting her start in acting, including a part on "Our Street" (PBS, 1971-75). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties, appearing in "Streets of Gold" (1986), "Enemy Territory" (1987) and "Five Corners" (1988). She also landed a role in the miniseries "North and South" (1985-86). Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in the Denzel Washington biopic drama "Malcolm X" (1992), "The Distinguished Gentleman" (1992) with Eddie Murphy and "Crooklyn" (1994) with Alfre Woodard. She also appeared in the crime drama "Clockers" (1995) with Harvey Keitel. Foster last acted in the dramatic adaptation "The Juror" (1996) with Demi Moore. Foster was married to Morton Goldsen and had one child. Foster passed away in June 1997 at the age of 73.

Relationships

Terrell Foster

Son

Beverly Tate

Sister

Morton Goldsen

Husband
Second husband; married for 14 years

Robert Stansfield Foster

Husband
Married in 1941 until his death in 1977

EDUCATION

American Theatre Wing

New York , New York 1949 - 1952

Milestones

1990

Starred in Leslie Lee's play "Ground People"

1988

Appeared in "You Have Come Back"

1955

Stage debut as Dolly May in "The Wisteria Tress"

Bonus Trivia

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An artist in residence at City College from 1973 through 1977

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Won the Negro Ensemble Company's Adolph Caesar award in 1987

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Recipient of two Audelco Awards which honor achievement in black theater: best actress award in 1978 for "Do Lord Remember Me" and best director in 1983 for "Hospice"

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