Virginia Capers (Performer) | Playbill

Virginia Capers


Prior to and following her Tony win, Ms. Capers worked extensively in film. Her movie credits include "The Great White Hope," "Lady Sings the Blues," "Trouble Man," "The Toy," "Teachers," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling," and "What's Love Got to Do With It." She also appeared on countless television series, from "Have Gun—Will Travel" in the 1950s to "ER."

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  • Born: Sep 22, 1925 in Sumter, SC, USA
  • Death: May 09, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Roles (5)

Raisin Playbill - Nov 1973 Raisin
Opened October 18, 1973
  • as Lena Younger (Original)
Saratoga Playbill - Dec 1959 Saratoga
Opened December 07, 1959
  • as Ensemble (Original)
  • as The Charwoman (Original)
  • as Kakou (Understudy - Original)
Jamaica Playbill - March 1958 Jamaica
Opened October 31, 1957
  • as Grandma Obeah (Understudy - Original)


Tony Award
1974 Best Actress in a Musical Winner

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