Suzzanne Douglas, finest known for starring in the WB sitcom “The Guardian ‘Hood” and in the 1989 dance drama “Tap,” died on Tuesday, her publicist confirmed to Style. She used to be 64.
“Suzzanne Douglas, a unbelievable and talented actress, made her transition today,” her cousin Angie Tee wrote on Fb on Tuesday. “She warmed our hearts on movie shows and tv items one day of the realm. This beautiful soul used to be my cousin. I’m able to take note growing up, there weren’t very many Unlit actresses who had starring roles but there used to be my cousin with the lead function in ‘Tap’ starring alongside mammoth dancers comparable to Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. She also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Support.’ ‘The Inkwell,’ ‘Jason’s Lyric’ and so design more, the record goes on. The enviornment will leave out your expertise but your soul will live on perpetually. Relaxation in Paradise, my beautiful cousin Suzzane, you will be overlooked.”
For “Tap,” Douglas won the NAACP Image Award for famed supporting actress in a movie. Her other credit rating encompass taking half in Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston, in the 2015 biopic “Whitney,” “College of Rock,” the 1990 Fox series “Against the Law” and Ava DuVernay’s Emmy-a hit restricted series “When They Look Us.”
DuVernay and others posted tributes to Douglas on Twitter.
“Suzzanne Douglas used to be a fairly, natty force as we made ‘When They Look Us.’ A gentlewoman. A gem of a girl. A assured, caring actor who breathed life into the phrases and made them shimmer,” wrote DuVernay. “I’m grateful that our paths in this life crossed. Would possibly per chance presumably furthermore she trot on in peace and treasure.”
“She used to be an natty, gentle heat spirit. My deepest condolences to her family and cherished ones. Would possibly per chance presumably furthermore she relaxation in treasure,” wrote Jada Pinkett Smitth, who co-starred in 1994′s “The Inkwell” with Douglas.
Style has reached out to Douglas’ representatives for statements.