American actress that has appeared in various theatre productions and received an Obie Award in 1985 and two AUDELCO Awards on her behalf work. She analyzed in the American Theatre Wing in Manhattan from 1949 until 1952. She was a founding person in the Negro Outfit Organization from 1967 until 1986. She was wedded to Robert Stansfield Foster from 1941 until 1977. She made an appearance in the 1995 Spike Lee film Clockers.