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Lynne Thigpen

Birth name Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen
Born December 22, 1948(1948-12-22)
Joliet, Illinois, U.S. Flag of the United States
Died March 12, 2003 (aged 54)
Marina del Rey, California
Years active 19732003

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Early life

Born as Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, Thigpen obtained a degree in teaching. She taught high school English briefly in Joliet, while studying theatre and dance at the University of Illinois, then, in 1971, moved to New York City. Incorporated City in 1834. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Career

Theatre

Thigpen had a long and prolific theater career, appearing initially in musicals such as Godspell, The Night that Made America Famous, The Magic Show, Working, and Tintypes. Her crowning theater achievement was her appearance in the Wendy Wasserstein play "An American Daughter". She won a Tony Award in 1997 for her portrayal of "Dr. Judith Kaufman". For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Godspell is a 1970 play by John-Michael Tebelak. ... The Magic Show is a musical in one act composed and with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob Randall. ... Working is a musical with a book by Stephen Schwartz, music by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, and James Taylor, and lyrics by Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Taylor, Susan Birkenhead, Graciela Daniele, and Matt Landers. ... Tintypes is a musical revue conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle. ... Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an award-winning American playwright and an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Films

Her first feature film role was Godspell (1973) starring opposite Victor Garber and David Haskell. She has appeared in few films throughout her career; her last film was Anger Management (2003) starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. This article is about motion pictures. ... Godspell, released in 1973, is the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Godspell. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Victor Joseph Garber (born on March 16, 1949 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a six-time Emmy Award-nominated Canadian film, stage and television actor and singer. ... David Michael Haskell, (June 4, 1948–August 30, 2000), was an American actor and singer, best remembered for his dual performance in the stage and film versions of Godspell in the early 1970s as both John the Baptist and Judas. ... Anger Management is a 2003 comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson which was directed by Peter Segal and written by David S Dorfman. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). ...


Television

Thigpen is perhaps best known for her role in the long-running PBS children’s geography game show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, where she played "The Chief" of the ACME Detective Agency which involves both education and comedy, and, on occasion, musical performance. She was also the only World cast member to star in Time. She also appeared on another children's show, Bear in the Big Blue House, voicing character of Luna, the moon. The PBS Kids Girl, Dot, and Boy, Dash, logo. ... Quiz show redirects here. ... Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego was a popular childrens television game show, loosely based off the computer game of the same name. ... The shows cast at the final season. ... This article is about the PBS game show with this title. ... Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for young children produced for the Disney Channel by The Jim Henson Company. ...


She has starred in many prime-time series during her career, including her recurring role as "Grace Keefer" in a storyline on the daytime drama All My Children and the last major contract part as "Ella Farmer", a statistics clerk for the Washington, D.C. police department, on The District. She also guest starred in episodes of Gimme A Break!, L.A. Law, Law & Order, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, and Thirtysomething. All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The television crime drama The District aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. ... Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 until May 12, 1987. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the original television series. ... The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd was an NBC/Lifetime dramedy that debuted in 1987. ... Thirtysomething (1987 – 1991) was a ground-breaking and award-winning American television drama created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for United Artists Television. ...


Radio

She appeared in radio skits of the Garrison Keillor program A Prairie Home Companion. Her dusky voice was also heard on over 20 books on tape. The books were often works with socially relevant themes. [1] Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. ... This article is about the radio show. ...


Death

On March 12, 2003, Thigpen was found dead at her home in Marina del Rey, California, by a friend; she had died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 54. She had been complaining of headaches for several days. She had not been seriously ill, and her death was a surprise and shock. Drugs and foul play were ruled out by the coroner's autopsy, which found "acute cardiac dysfunction, non-traumatic systemic and spontaneous intraventricular hemorrhage and hemorrhage in the brain". is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marina del Rey (Spanish for Navy of the King, or Seacoast of the King) is a census-designated place seaside community located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... A intracranial hemorrhage is a bleed into the substance of the cerebrum. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The human brain In animals, the brain (enkephalos) (Greek for in the skull), is the control center of the central nervous system, responsible for behavior. ...


Posthumous efforts

When Thigpen died, The District had a funeral for her character in the third season finale as well (The show was canceled a short time later, but can be seen in reruns on the U.S. and A&E networks). Her untimely death also led to the four-year hiatus of Bear in the Big Blue House. The television crime drama The District aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for young children produced for the Disney Channel by The Jim Henson Company. ...


A planned film version was also put on hold. According to journalist Tara Mooney (Shadow), who was interviewed by Ray D'Arcy on Ireland's Today FM in 2005, says "the crew's hearts just weren't in it anymore" two years after Thigpen's death. Friends have established a non-profit foundation, [2] The Lynne Thigpen - Bobo Lewis Foundation, to help young actresses and actors learn how to survive and succeed in New York theater, to mentor the next generation of Broadway stars. Pencil Portrait (May 2007) Ray DArcy (born September 1, 1964) is an Irish television and radio presenter. ... 100-102 Today FM, formerly called Radio Ireland, is Irelands only independent national commercial radio station (there are many other independent local commercial stations, however). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ...


Her last film Anger Management (2003) starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson was dedicated in her memory. Anger Management is a 2003 comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson which was directed by Peter Segal and written by David S Dorfman. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). ...


An elementary school in her hometown is named in her memory.[3] Incorporated City in 1834. ...


Credits

Stage

  • Godspell: 1973
  • The Night That Made America Famous: 1975
  • The Magic Show: 1976
  • Working
  • But Never Jam Today
  • Tintypes: 1980-81
  • August Wilson's Fences: 1988
  • Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena: Obie award, 1992
  • A Month of Sundays
  • Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter:1996-7 (Tony Award 1997)
  • Jar the Floor

Tintypes is a musical revue conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle. ... August Wilson August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard (b. ... Wendy Wasserstein (October 18, 1950 – January 30, 2006) was an award-winning American playwright and an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. ...

Radio

Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, columnist, musician, satirist, and radio personality. ...

Film

Godspell, released in 1973, is the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Godspell. ... The Warriors is a 1979 film directed by Walter Hill and based on the 1965 novel by Sol Yurick. ... George Fields and Dorothy Michaels at the Russian Tea Room Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult makes it hard for him to find work. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Lean on Me is a 1989 biographical-drama film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. ... Article 99 is a 1992 American film written by Ron Cutler and directed by Howard Deutch. ... Bob Roberts is a 1992 film written and directed by Tim Robbins. ... For other uses see The Paper (disambiguation) The Paper is a 1994 film directed by Ron Howard that stars Michael Keaton. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Random Hearts is a 1984 novel by American author Warren Adler that was made into a 1999 American motion picture drama and romance. ... The Insider is a 1999 film which tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand. ... The Bicentennial Man is a novella by Isaac Asimov. ... Shaft is a 2000 movie that was directed by John Singleton. ... Novocaine is a 2001 film written and directed by David Atkins and starring Steve Martin, Laura Dern, Helena Bonham Carter, Lynne Thigpen and Elias Koteas. ... Anger Management is a 2003 comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson which was directed by Peter Segal and written by David S Dorfman. ...

Television

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego was a popular childrens television game show, loosely based off the computer game of the same name. ... Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego was a U.S. game show, loosely based off the computer game of the same name. ... The television crime drama The District aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Keith Hamilton Cobb (born 28 January 1962) is an American actor, best known for his roles as the ruthless Tyr Anasazi in the science-fiction series Andromeda from 2000 to 2002 and Noah Keefer on All My Children from 1994 to 1996. ... Thirtysomething (1987 – 1991) was a ground-breaking and award-winning American television drama created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for United Artists Television. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the original television series. ... Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for young children produced for the Disney Channel by The Jim Henson Company. ... Franks Place was a CBS dramedy (comedy-drama hybrid) series which aired for 22 episodes in 1987 and 1988. ... Rosalind Cash (December 31, 1938 – October 31, 1995) was an American actress. ... Jackie Harris redirects here. ...

Software

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is the title of several edutainment computer games in the Carmen Sandiego series that teach geography. ... is a computer game based on the popular game, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? In the game, players, who are ACME agents, travel to 51 cities around the United States in order to find Carmen Sandiego as well as her V.I.L.E. companions. ... Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? is the title of two edutainment computer games in the Carmen Sandiego series that teach history. ...

Voice

Maya Angelou (IPA: [1]), born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. ... Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for young children produced for the Disney Channel by The Jim Henson Company. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... Virginia Hamilton (March 12, 1936 – February 19, 2002) was a prolific childrens author. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Mildred Delois Taylor (born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943) is an author famous for her children’s fiction stories. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Virginia Hamilton (March 12, 1936 – February 19, 2002) was a prolific childrens author. ... Gloria Naylor (b. ...

Awards (nominations)

Los Angeles Drama Critics award

  • 1987 for August Wilson's "Fences,"

Obie Award The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ...

  • 1992 for Athol Fugard's "Boesman and Lena"
  • 2000 for "Jar the Floor"

Tony Award What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...

  • 1997 "Best Supporting Actress" for "An American Daughter" (won)

NAACP Image Awards The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ...

AudioFile Awards All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is the title of several edutainment computer games in the Carmen Sandiego series that teach geography. ...

  • Golden Voices for the year 2000

Daytime Emmy Awards The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York- based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ...

Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for young children produced for the Disney Channel by The Jim Henson Company. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/tributes/lynne_thigpen.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.ltblf.org/
  3. ^ http://www.kitoko.com/school.html

External links


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Muppet Central Articles - Tributes: Lynne Thigpen (1532 words)
Lynne Thigpen whose acting and voice over career was one of the most versatile in cinema and theatre, died suddenly at the age of 54 on March 13, 2003.
In the early 1990’s, Thigpen was known to most kids for her role as “Chief” in ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?’;, a kids educational game show that ran on PBS until 1996.
Lynne said no she was just going to her trailer and then make-up.
Lynne Thigpen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (761 words)
Lynne Thigpen (December 22, 1948 – March 12, 2003) was an American actress.
She was born Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, and obtained a degree in teaching.
On March 12, 2003, Thigpen was found dead at her home in Marina del Rey, California, by a friend; she had died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 54.
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