Vinnette Carroll

  • Born on
    • March 11th, 1922
  • Died on
    • November 5th, 2002
Vinnette Justine Carroll was an American playwright, actress, and theatre director. She was the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, with her 1972 production of the musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. Until Liesl Tommy's 2016 nomination for Eclipsed, Carroll was the only African-American woman to have received a Tony Award nomination for direction.

Starring Vinnette Carroll on Plex


Acting (7 Credits)

1996The Last Home Run as Emma
1970Cotton Comes to Harlem as Reba
1969Alice's Restaurant as Draft Clerk
1969The Reivers as Aunt Callie
1967Up the Down Staircase as The Mother
1964One Potato, Two Potato as Martha Richards
1957The Crucible as Tituba

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