Well known simply because the type Peral Shay in the series 227, she often played grandmother assignments afterwards in her career, a profession that spanned 63 years. She performed on Broadway for many years including shows in Native Kid, The Blacks, Raisin, Purlie Victorious, as well as the Amen Corner. A few of her grandmother assignments emerged in the movies AVOID BEING a Menace to South Central While Consuming Your Juice in the Hood and Hollywood Shuffle. She was created in St. Louis and passed away in Monterey, California. She made an appearance in the Eddie Murphy starring film Beverly Hillsides Cop III.