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Occupation  Actress
Education  Howard University
Years active  1957–2004
Children  Glenn Capers
Name  Virginia Capers
TV shows  Frank's Place
Role  Actress

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Full Name  Eliza Virginia Capers
Born  September 22, 1925 (1925-09-22) Sumter, South Carolina, USA
Died  May 6, 2004, Los Angeles, California, United States
Movies  Ferris Bueller's Day Off, What's Love Got to Do with It, Howard the Duck, Lady Sings the Blues, The North Avenue Irregulars
Similar People  Ernestine Jackson, Brian Gibson, Willard Huyck, Bruce Bilson, John Doucette

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Eliza Capers (September 22, 1925 – September 11, 2004) was an American actress. She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1974 for her performance as Lena Younger in Raisin, a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun.


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Personal life

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Born in Sumter, South Carolina, Capers attended Howard University and studied voice at the Juilliard School in New York City.


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She made her Broadway debut in the musical Jamaica in 1957 as a replacement for Adelaide Hall in the role of Grandma Obeah, taking over the role when Hall left the musical. Capers went on to appear in Saratoga and Raisin.

Capers was a familiar face to television audiences. In addition to a recurring role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Hattie Banks, she appeared in many television shows, including Have Gun Will Travel, Marcus Welby, M.D., My Three Sons, Mannix, The Waltons, Mork & Mindy, Highway to Heaven, St. Elsewhere, Murder, She Wrote, Evening Shade, The Golden Girls, Unsub, Married... with Children, The Practice and ER.

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Capers appeared in such films as Norwood (1970), The Great White Hope (1970), Lady Sings the Blues (1972), The North Avenue Irregulars (1979), The Toy (1982), Teachers (1984), Howard the Duck (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Beethoven's 2nd (1993) and What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).

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Capers founded the Lafayette Players, a Los Angeles repertory theatre company for African-American performers. She was the recipient of the National Black Theatre Festival Living Legend Award, the Paul Robeson Pioneer Award, and the NAACP Image Award for theatre excellence.

Capers provided the narration for the adventure game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.


Capers died on September 11, 2004, of complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles, California, aged 78.


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