Beah Richards (Movie Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Beah Richards

Beulah Elizabeth Richardson, known professionally as Beah Richards, was an American actress of stage, screen, and television. She was also a poet, playwright, and author. Richards was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her supporting role in the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in 1968, as well as winning two Primetime Emmy Awards for her guest roles in the television series Frank’s Place in 1988 and The Practice in 2000. She also received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 1965 production of The Amen Corner.

Born: Beulah Elizabeth Richardson, July 12, 1920, Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: September 14, 2000, Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Alma mater: Dillard University
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1955–2000
Notable work: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, ‘
Spouse(s): Hugh Harrell Jr. (divorced)
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About Beah Richards

Award-winning actress, poet, and playwright who became known for her role in the 1967 film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

Before Fame

She graduated from New Orleans’ Dillard University and later moved to New York City to perform on stage productions.


She won two Emmy Awards as an actress, one for her appearance on Frank’s Place, the other for her role in The Practice.

Family Life

Her mother was a seamstress and her father was a Baptist minister.


She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner opposite Sidney Poitier.

Information related to Beah Richards

  • Dillard University alumni
  • Actresses from Mississippi
  • American women dramatists and playwrights
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners

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Latest information about Beah Richards updated on September 13, 2020.

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