Known for appearing in numerous projects including Jason’s Lyric, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and The Parent ‘Hood, When they see Us…64 year old Suzzanne Douglas has passed away.
According to Essence, the late actress’ cousin, Angie Tee, broke the news of her death on Facebook on July 6.
“Suzzanne Douglas a beautiful and talented actress made her transition today. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. This beautiful soul was my cousin.
“I can remember growing up, there weren’t very many black actresses who had starring roles but there was my cousin with the lead role in “Tap” starring alongside great dancers such as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. She also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” The Inkwell, Jason’s Lyric and so much more the list goes on. The world will miss your talent but your soul will live on forever Rest in Paradise my beautiful cousin Suzzane you will be missed RIP”
Suzzanne Douglas’ career has been lengthy and successful, beginning in the early 1980s with appearances on the soap opera ‘Guiding Light’. She went on to win an NAACP Image Award for her performance in dance drama film ‘Tap’.
Fans, colleagues as well as filmmakers like Ava Duvernay have taken to social media to pay tributes to her.
The late actress is survived by her husband Roy Jonathan Cobb and their daughter, Jordan.