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Lynne Thigpen

Actor
Died March 12, 2003 (54 years)
Cherlynne Theresa 'Lynne' Thigpen (December 22, 1948 – March 12, 2003) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was known for her roles as The Chief of ACME Crimenet on the game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and various spinoffs, Luna (The Moon) on the Playhouse Disney children's series Bear in the Big Blue House, and Ella Farmer on The District (2000–2003). For her varied television work, she was nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards and she also won a Tony Award in 1997 for portraying Dr. Judith Kaufman in An American Daughter.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Hunter
  • The Boys Next Door
  • Night Ride Home
Known For
  • Anger Management
  • Lean on Me
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Novocaine
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Blankman
  • The Paper
  • Godspell
  • The District
  • Naked in New York
  • Impulse
  • Separate But Equal
  • Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
  • Pretty Poison
  • The Boys Next Door
  • Night Ride Home
  • Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling
  • Rockabye
  • Fear Stalk
  • Chance of a Lifetime
  • A Mother's Instinct

Filmography

2003
Anger Management · as Judge Daniels
2001
Novocaine · as Pat
2000
The District (TV Series) · as Ella Farmer
2000
Shaft · as Carla Howard
2000
Trial by Media · as Dr. Judith B. Kaufman
1999
Bicentennial Man · as Female President
1999
The Insider · as Mrs. Williams
1999
Random Hearts · as Phyllis Bonaparte
1999
1998
Chance of a Lifetime · as Ms. Wood
1997
Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series) · as Luna (voice)
1997
King of the Hill (TV Series) · as Judge (voice)
1996
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series) · as The Chief
1996
Pretty Poison · as Jane Azenauer
1996
Cosby (TV Series) · as Dr. Holmes
1996
Promised Land (TV Series) · as Dr. Bea Goldman
1996
A Mother's Instinct · as 'mike' Wheelwright
1996
1996
1995
1995
Just Cause · as Ida Conklin
1994
The Puzzle Place (TV Series) · as Chief
1994
Blankman · as Grandma Walker
1994
The Paper · as Janet
1993
Naked in New York · as Helen
1993
1992
Bob Roberts · as Kelly Noble
1992
Article 99 · as Nurse White
1991
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series) · as The Chief
1991
Separate But Equal · as Ruth Alice Stovall
1991
Separate But Equal (TV Series) · as Ruth Alice Stovall
1990
Law & Order (TV Series) · as Judge Ida Boucher
1990
Impulse · as Dr. Gardner
1989
Fear Stalk · as Barbara
1989
Lean on Me · as Leonna Barrett
1988
Roseanne (TV Series)
1988
Dear John (1988) (TV Series) · as Sarah Donnelly
1988
Running on Empty · as Contact At Eldridge St.
1987
Hello Again · as Reporter #2
1987
Thirtysomething (TV Series)
1987
Frank's Place (TV Series) · as Madame Torchet
1987
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series) · as Nate's Cousin
1986
1986
L.A. Law (TV Series) · as D.a. Ruby Thomas
1986
Sweet Liberty · as Claire
1986
Rockabye · as Rica Towne
1985
Walls of Glass · as Woman Cop
1985
Spenser: For Hire (TV Series) · as Mrs. Jarvis
1985
The Equalizer (TV Series) · as Cleaning Lady
1984
The Cosby Show (TV Series)
1984
Hunter (TV Series) · as Lt. Marilyn Fowler
1984
Streets of Fire · as Subway Motorwoman
1983
Loving (TV Series) · as Judge Hale
1982
Tootsie · as Jo
1982
Tintypes · as Cast
1981
Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
1981
Love, Sidney (TV Series) · as Nancy
1980
American Playhouse (TV Series) · as Louisa
1979
The Warriors · as D.j.
1977
Lou Grant (TV Series) · as Mrs. Dupree
1973
Godspell · as Lynne
1972
The ABC Afterschool Special (TV Series) · as Jo Delancey
1970
All My Children (TV Series) · as Grace Keefer
1969
Sesame Street (TV Series) · as Training Officer
1951
Hallmark Hall Of Fame (TV Series) · as Fran

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