Vonetta McGee

Attractive, talented actress Vonetta McGee spent the bulk of her career in the world of blaxploitation films. Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee (named after her father), she began her film career in Italy, first in the comedy ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1945 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Johnny B. Good 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

L.A. Law 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

To Sleep With Anger 1990 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Destined to Live: 100 Roads to Recovery 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Bustin' Loose 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Repo Man 1984 (Movie)

Marlene (Actor)

Scruples 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Brothers 1977 (Movie)

Paula Jones (Actor)

The Eiger Sanction 1975 (Movie)

Jemima Brown (Actor)

Detroit 9000 1973 (Movie)

Roby Harris (Actor)

Shaft in Africa 1973 (Movie)

Aleme (Actor)

Thomasine & Bushrod 1973 (Movie)

Thomasine (Actor)

Blacula 1972 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Hammer 1972 (Movie)

Lois (Actor)

Melinda 1971 (Movie)

Melinda (Actor)

The Kremlin Letter 1970 (Movie)

Black Woman (Actor)

The Lost Man 1969 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Brother Future (TV Show)

Actor

Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Show)

Actor

Father of Hell Town (TV Show)

Actor

Hell Town (TV Show)

Actor

Stormy Weathers (TV Show)

Actor

Superdome (TV Show)

Actor

The Norliss Tapes (TV Show)

Actor

You Must Remember This (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Attractive, talented actress Vonetta McGee spent the bulk of her career in the world of blaxploitation films. Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee (named after her father), she began her film career in Italy, first in the comedy "Faustina", as the movie's lead and the only non-Italian. After a few more credits, she became a central figure in blaxploitation films of the mid-1970s. McGee played love interests to a vampire African prince in "Blacula" and a prizefighter in "Hammer". With "Shaft in Africa", an entry in the popular private-eye series featuring Richard Roundtree, she played an emir's daughter. Additionally, McGee starred in "Thomasine & Bushrod", an African-American retelling of the Bonnie and Clyde story, and "The Eiger Sanction", playing opposite and under the direction of Clint Eastwood. The actress showed up in guest spots on various television shows in the late 1970s and early 1980s before landing a brief regular role on "Hell Town", opposite Robert Blake. Another short-lived series that featured McGee was "Bustin' Loose", the television adaptation of the Richard Pryor film, also starring Jimmie Walker of "Good Times" fame. After a recurring role on the popular legal drama "L.A. Law", McGee worked less often, largely in television movies.

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