July 4, 2020

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Jennifer Lewis “Black Mother of Hollywood” to receive Star on Walk Of Fame

She began her career appearing in Broadway musicals and worked as a back-up singer for Bette Midler before appearing in films Beaches (1988) and Sister Act (1992). Lewis is known for playing roles of mothers in the films What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), Poetic Justice (1993), The Preacher’s Wife (1996), The Brothers (2001), Think Like a Man and in the sequel Think Like a Man Too (2014), Baggage Claim (2013), and The Wedding Ringer (2015), as well as in The Temptations TV miniseries (1998).  As such, Lewis earned the title “Black Mother of Hollywood”  (wiki)

She currently stars in the hit ABC show “black-ish.” She’s also known as much for her activism as for her work on film and television. “I’m in the trenches,” Lewis told a sold-out hometown crowd on stage at her alma mater Webster University’s Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts when she performed a special show as part of her book tour in 2018. “Twenty-five percent of my life is show business, but 75 percent is now the resistance,”

Congratulations Jennifer!

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