Benjamin Hines Jr
Settlement School of Music
Last feature appearance in "Billy Madison"
Played Jewel in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
Cast as Auntie Em in Sidney Lumet's screen version of "The Wiz"
Returned to Broadway to play the wicked witch Evelina in "The Wiz", an all-black musical version of "The Wizard of Oz"
Starred as Mama in the ABC sitcom "That's My Mama"
Portrayed Mammy in the stage musical "Gone With the Wind"
Was in the cast of Melvin Van Peebles' "Don't Play Us Cheap"
Had featured role in "They Might Be Giants"