Rosalind Cash

Actor, Singer, Hospital aide
This intense, stage-trained African-American leading lady of the 1970s--and busy supporting player ever since--began her career in NYC, performing as a nightclub singer before moving to stage work on and off-Broadway ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1938 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Tales From the Hood 1995 (Movie)

Dr Cushing (Actor)

A Different World 1987 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1987 - 1988, 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

L.A. Law 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roc 1987 - 1988, 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Death Spa 1990 (Movie)

Sergeant Stone (Actor)

Forced March 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Offspring 1987 (Movie)

Snakewoman (Actor)

The Joy That Kills 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Go Tell It on the Mountain 1983 (Movie)

Aunt Florence (Actor)

Sister, Sister 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

Mrs Ford (Actor)

A Killing Affair 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Class of Miss MacMichael 1977 (Movie)

Una Ferrar (Actor)

The Monkey Hustle 1975 (Movie)

Mama (Actor)

Amazing Grace 1974 (Movie)

Creola Waters (Actor)

Cornbread, Earl & Me 1974 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde 1974 (Movie)

Dr Billie Worth (Actor)

King Lear 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Uptown Saturday Night 1974 (Movie)

Sarah Jackson (Actor)

Hickey and Boggs 1972 (Movie)

Nyona (Actor)

The All-American Boy 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Melinda 1971 (Movie)

Terry Davis (Actor)

The New Centurions 1971 (Movie)

Lorrie (Actor)

The Omega Man 1971 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

A Dangerous Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Keeping On (TV Show)

Actor

Mighty Pawns (TV Show)

Actor

Second Coming (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Special Bulletin (TV Show)

Actor

The Sophisticated Gents (TV Show)

Actor

You Must Remember This (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This intense, stage-trained African-American leading lady of the 1970s--and busy supporting player ever since--began her career in NYC, performing as a nightclub singer before moving to stage work on and off-Broadway. In 1968, Cash joined the prestigious Negro Ensemble Company. From the early 1970s on, she worked on stage and TV and intermittently on the big screen in films including "The Omega Man" (1971), "Uptown Saturday Night" (1974), "Cornbread, Earl & Me" (1975) and "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension" (1984). Cash's TV credits tended toward the high-minded and culturally sensitive with projects like the 1974 PBS "Theater in America" presentation of a New York Shakespeare Festival production of "King Lear" (she was Goneril) and the 1984 adaptation of James Baldwin's autobiographical classic "Go Tell It on the Mountain." She also appeared in several high-profile miniseries including "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones" (CBS, 1980) and the Melvin Van Peebles-scripted drama "The Sophisticated Gents" (NBC, 1981). In 1994, Cash accepted what was to become her TV last role: Mary Mae Ward, a proud matriarch who had triumphed over racism and tragedy on the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital." She made her final film appearance in the horror-comedy "Tales From the Hood" (1995) as the fierce Dr. Cushing, an assignment reminiscent of some of her work in 70s blaxploitation flicks.

Relationships

John Cash

Father

Martha Cash

Mother

Jack Cash

Brother
survived her

Robert Cash

Brother
survived her

Felipe Forres

Companion
together from 1987 survived her

Helen Jackson

Sister
survived her

EDUCATION

Negro Ensemble Company

New York, New York

City College of New York

New York, New York

studied acting with Vinette Carroll

Milestones

1995

Final feature performance, "Tales From the Hood"

1994

Joined cast of ABC sudser "General Hospital" as Mary Mae Ward

1980

Returned to Negro Ensemble Company to appear in "The 16th Round"

1975

First TV-movie, "Ceremonies and Dark Old Men", recreating her stage role

1970

Film acting debut opposite Charleton Heston in "The Omega Man"

1968

Film debut, "All American Boy" (released theatrically in 1973)

1968

Joined Negro Enemble Company

1966

Broadway debut, "The Wayward Stork"

1958

Stage debut, off-off-Broadway in "Soul Gone Home"

Appeared frequently as guest perfomer on episodic TV throughout the 1970s

Performed as nightclub singer

Bonus Trivia

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Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1992)

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