September 29th in African American History – Gloria Foster

Gloria Foster

Gloria Foster

September 29, 2001 Gloria Foster, stage and film actress, died.

Foster was born November 15, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. She made her Broadway debut in 1961 in “A Raisin in the Sun.” In 1963, she won her first Obie Award (Off-Broadway Theater Award) for her performance in “In White America.” In 1965, she won her second Obie Award for her performance in “Medea” and in 1989 she won her third for “Forbidden City.”

In 1995, Foster returned to the stage as 103-year old Sadie Delany in “Having Our Say,” for which she received rave reviews. Foster made her film debut in “The Cool World” (1964), but is probably best known as The Oracle in “The Matrix” (1999) and “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003).

2 Responses to September 29th in African American History – Gloria Foster

  1. Bob September 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    It’s funny you would never get to know someone like this unless they were in a big film like the Matrix. She has done a ton of work and won numerious awards but that small roll as “The Oracle” is the only reason I know of her. Thanks for opening my eyes a little wider 🙂

    • Chimsima Zuhri September 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

      Thanks for the comment. I feel the same way with music sometimes. When one artist samples or works with another artist, it may be the only reason I know if them but it opens my eyes as well.

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