Actress Beah Richards born
July 12, 1920 - September 14, 2000 (80)
Actress Beah Richards born Beulah Richardson in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Richards often played the role of a mother or grandmother during her career including. A performance as Sidney Poitier's mother in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Richards made several guest television appearances including recurring roles on The Bill Cosby Show and Designing Women.