Virginia Capers

Virginia Capers was a Tony-Award-winning stage actress and singer best known for her performances in the Broadway musicals "Saratoga" and "Raisin" (based on the play "A Raisin in the Sun"). From the 1960s until 2002 ... Read more »
Born: 09/22/1925 in Sumter, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Bad City Blues 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Green (Actor)

Commitments (Bet) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Popular 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 1985 - 1986, 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1990 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snoops 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sunsplit 1999 (Movie)

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The 12th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

The Practice 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The November Conspiracy 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beethoven's 2nd 1993 (Movie)

Chemistry Teacher (Actor)

What's Love Got to Do With It 1993 (Movie)

Choir Mistress (Actor)

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

Original Intent 1991 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

Pacific Palisades 1990 (Movie)

Shirley (Actor)

Backfire 1988 (Movie)

Maxine (Actor)

Frank's Place 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Downtown 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Mark 1987 (Movie)

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 (Movie)

Florence Sparrow--School Nurse (Actor)

Howard the Duck 1986 (Movie)

Coramae (Actor)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

Emma Ray (Actor)

Just a Little More Love 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Landlady (Actor)

The Toy 1982 (Movie)

Ruby Simpson (Actor)

Willow B: Women in Prison 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Featherstone's Nest 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

Cleo (Actor)

Five on the Black Hand Side 1973 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

The World's Greatest Athlete 1973 (Movie)

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Lady Sings the Blues 1972 (Movie)

Mrs Holliday (Actor)

Big Jake 1971 (Movie)

Delilah (Actor)

Julia 1968 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great White Hope 1970 (Movie)

Sister Pearl (Actor)

Norwood 1969 (Movie)

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The Lost Man 1969 (Movie)

Theresa (Actor)

The Ride to Hangman's Tree 1966 (Movie)

Teresa Moreno (Actor)

House of Women 1960 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Burning Bridges (TV Show)

Actor

Donor (TV Show)

Actor

For Love of Olivia (TV Show)

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Inmates: A Love Story (TV Show)

Actor

Raven Hawk (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Back Our Town (TV Show)

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The George McKenna Story (TV Show)

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The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Show)

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Truman (TV Show)

Actor

When You Remember Me (TV Show)

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Which Mother Is Mine? (TV Show)

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White Mama (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Virginia Capers was a Tony-Award-winning stage actress and singer best known for her performances in the Broadway musicals "Saratoga" and "Raisin" (based on the play "A Raisin in the Sun"). From the 1960s until 2002, Capers guest starred on numerous television shows and in several feature films as well. In film, she garnered a lot attention for her performance as singer Billie Holiday's mother in "Lady Sings the Blues" and for her roles in the cult blaxploitation films "Trouble Man" and "Five on the Black Hand Side." Ensuing Appearances in two Richard Pryor films, "The Toy" and "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling," ushered in an era of comedy for Capers that ultimately afforded her a spot as school nurse Florence Sparrow in the beloved John Hughes romp "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." The actress worked on many television shows, though viewers may remember her most fondly from her recurring role on the Will Smith sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and from "Frank's Place," starring Tim Reid. Capers died on May 6, 2004 at the age of 78.

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