Ruth Brown (Performer) | Playbill

Ruth Brown


The show ran for 829 performances and Ms. Brown—along with co-stars Linda Hopkins, Bunny Briggs, Savion Glover— won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

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  • Born: Jan 30, 1928 in Portsmouth, VA, USA
  • Death: Nov 24, 2006 in Henderson, NV


Outer Critics Circle
1989 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Winner
Tony Award
1989 Best Actress in a Musical Winner

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