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Born in Joliet, Illinois, Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen was a famous American actress.
Lynne Thigpen was best known for playing the character of The Chief in the game show 'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?' She is known for her role as Luna in 'Bear In The Big Blue House' by Playhouse Disney.
Lynne Thigpen has acted in over 23 movies and over 28 television series. She has been nominated for over eight awards and honors. She is known to have three awards for her phenomenal contributions to the entertainment industry. Thigpen started her acting career in 1971 and continued thriving in the field until 2003, when she died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage in Marina Del Rey in California. Keep reading to learn about the successful life of Lynne Thigpen!
Lynne Thigpen had a massive net worth of an estimated $3 million.
The primary source of income for Lynne Thigpen was her career as an actress. However, her average annual income is not known.
Lynne Thigpen stands at the average height of 5 ft 9 in(175 cm tall).
Born on December 22, 1948, Lynne Thigpen was 55 years old when she died on March 12, 2003.
Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen was born in Joliet, Illinois, to parents George and Celia Martin Thigpen. Details about her early life and education are not available. However, Lynne Thigpen is known to have earned a degree in teaching. She taught in high school for a while before studying theater at the University of Illinois.
Lynne Thigpen had kept her personal life private. There is no information about the persons she dated in her life. She is not known to have married in her life.
Lynne Thigpen was an American actress who contributed to the stage, films, and television. She started acting in 1971 as a theater actress in New York City. The actress is known to have appeared in several high-budget Broadway shows, including the likes of 'Godspell', 'The Magic Show', 'The Night That Made America Famous', 'Tintypes', and 'Working.'
Lynne Thigpen made her debut on the big screen in 1973 when she appeared in 'Godspell' as Lynne. She went on to portray DJ in the 1979 'The Warriors', Jo in the 1982 'Tootsie', Subway Motorwoman in the 1984 'Streets Of Fire', Woman Cop in the 1985' Walls Of Glass', Claire in the 1986 'Sweet Liberty', Reporter in the 1987 'Hello Again', Contact at Elridge St. in the 1988 'Running On Empty', Leonna Barret in the 1989 'Lean On Me', Dr. Gardner in the 1990 'Impulse', Nurse White in the 1992 'Article 99', Kelly Noble in 'Bob Roberts' of the same year, Helen in the 1993 'Naked In New York', Janet in the 1994 'Paper', Grandma Walker in 'Blankman' of the same year, Ida Conklin in the 1995 'Just Cause', Phyllis Bonaparte in 1999 'Random Hearts', Mrs. Williams in 'The Insider' of the same year, president Marjorie Bota in 'Bicentennial Man' of the same year, Carl Howard in the 2000 'Shaft', and Pat in 2001 'Novocaine.' The final film of actress Lynne Thigpen was the 2003 'Anger Management' where she portrayed the role of Judge Brenda Daniels.
Lynne Thigpen made her acting debut in the television world in the 1981 series 'Lou Grant', where she portrayed the character of Mrs. Dupree. She went on to star in the 1983 'Love, Sidney' as Nancy, the 1985 'Gimme A Break!' as Loretta Harper, the 1986 'Spenser: For Hire' as Mrs. Jarvis, the 1987 'The Ellen Burstyn Show' as Pam James, the 1987 'The Equalizer' as Cleaning Lady, the 1988 'Frank's Place' as Madame Torchet, the 1989 'Roseanne' as Dr. Bryce, 'Thirtysomething' in the same year as Rosie, the 1989 'FM' as Naomi Sayers, the 1990 'Hunter' as Lt. Marilyn Fowler, the 1991 'The Days And Nights Of Molly Dodd' as Nate's Cousin, 'Dear John' as Sarah Donelly, and 'The Cosby Show' as Mrs. Hudson. The big break for Lynne Thigpen came in 1991 when she appeared as the Chief in the Children's show 'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?' Her character was the leading role in the series, which lasted 296 episodes.
Actress Lynne Thigpen was featured in the 1991 'LA Law' as D.A. Ruby Thomas in a recurring role for 10 episodes. Other roles that Lynne Thigpen was as Judge Hale in the 1992 'Loving', Grace Keefer in the 1993 'All My Children', Trial Judge Ida Boucher in the 1995 series 'Law & Order', as The Chief in the 1995 'The Puzzle Place', as the Chief again in the 1996 'Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?', as Luna in the 1997 'Bear In The Big Blue House', as Regina Wilson in 'Homicide: Life On The Street', as Dr. Bea Goldman in 'Promised Land', as Judge in 'King Hill', as WASA Training Officer in the 1998 'Sesame Street', and as Linda/ Dr. Holmes in the 1998 'Cosby.' Her final role was in the 2000 American crime drama series 'The District', where she played the character of Ella Farmer. The series lasted for 66 episodes and until 2003.
Actress Lynne Thigpen won several awards in her lifetime. Lynne Thigpen won the 1992 Obie Award for 'Boseman And Lena', the 1997 Tony Award for 'An American Daughter', and the 2000 Obie Award for 'Jar The Floor.' She was also nominated for the 1987 'Los Angeles Drama Critics Award' for 'Fences'; 1994, 1995, 1996 'Daytime Emmy Awards' for her Children series 'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?'; 1996, 1997 NAACP Image Awards; 1997, 1998 Daytime Emmy Awards for her children series again; 2000 AudioFile Awards Golden Voices for the year; and the 2004 Emmy award for 'Bear In The Big Blue House' which was a posthumous nomination.
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