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en.Wikipedia.org)Phylicia Rashad (/fɪˈliːʃə rəˈʃɑːd/ fih-LEE-shÉ™ rÉ™-SHAHD) (née Ayers-Allen; born June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–92) which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She was dubbed "The Mother Of The Black Community" at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards and played Ruth Lucas on Cosby (1996–2000). (Source:

Phylicia Rashad (/fɪˈliːʃə rəˈʃɑːd/ fih-LEE-shÉ™ Rashad) (née Ayers-Allen; born June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–92) which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She was dubbed "The Mother Of The Black Community" at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards and played Ruth Lucas on Cosby (1996–2000). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Phylicia Rashād (/fɪˈliːʃə rəˈʃɑːd/ fih-LEE-shÉ™ rÉ™-SHAHD) (née Ayers-Allen; born June 19, 1948) is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–92) which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She was dubbed "The Mother Of The Black Community" at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards and played Ruth Lucas on Cosby (1996–2000). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Her other Broadway credits include Into the Woods (1988), Jelly's Last Jam (1993), Gem of the Ocean (2004), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2008). She won a NAACP Image Award when she reprised her A Raisin in the Sun role in the 2008 television adaptation. She has also appeared in the films For Colored Girls (2010), Good Deeds (2012), Creed (2015), and Creed II (2018). She also voiced Brenda Glover on the Nick Jr. animated children's educational television series Little Bill (1999–2004). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Rashad first became known for her stage work with a string of Broadway credits, including Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (she was Sheryl Lee Ralph's understudy until leaving the show in 1982 after being passed over as Ralph's full-time replacement) and playing a Munchkin in The Wiz for three and a half years. In 1978, she released the album Josephine Superstar, a disco concept album telling the life story of Josephine Baker. The album was mainly written and produced by Jacques Morali and Rashad's second husband Victor Willis, original lead singer and lyricist of the Village People. She met Willis while they were both cast in The Wiz. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In 2008, Rashad starred on Broadway as Big Mama in an all African-American production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by her sister Debbie Allen. She appeared alongside stage veterans James Earl Jones (Big Daddy) and Anika Noni Rose (Maggie), as well as film actor Terrence Howard, who made his Broadway debut as Brick. In 2009, she appeared as Violet Weston, the drug-addicted matriarch of Tracy Letts' award-winning play August: Osage County at the Music Box Theatre. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

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