( b. Mar 23, 1934 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - d. Jun 25, 2013 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ) Female
Marilyn Coleman was an acclaimed actress in numerous movies, stage shows and television appearances in a 45-year career in show business, and a singer who could belt out songs in every style from gospel to rock 'n' roll.
Her Broadway credits include Melvin Van Peebles' Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, Ron Milner's What the Wine Sellers Buy and Don't Get God Started, and Langston Hughes' Mule Bone.
Off-Broadway, she appeared in the Negro Ensemble Company's Ododo, and the New Federal Theater's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
She won the LA Critics and Dramalogue Award for her work in Steve Carter's Eden, and the Helen Hayes Award for best supporting actress in Jar the Floor, which toured the U.S. and London.
Her film and TV credits include "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," "Meteor Man," "The Five Heartbeats," "CB-4," "Menace II Society," "Willie Dynamite," "White Shadow," "The Love Boat," "Vice Squad" and "Designing Women."
She appeared with Richard Pryor as Sister Sarah in the film "Which Way Is Up," and as Bookman's wife in "Good Times."