Suzzanne Douglas, known for her leading role in the Robert Townsend sitcom The Parent ‘Hood passed away at 64 this week.
Angie Tee reported to be a cousin of the late actress broke news of Douglas’ death on Facebook July 6th with an emotional post: "I will always remember all those times we went shopping or just sitting around talking about life and love - you were my sister."
Suzzanne Douglas, a beautiful and talented actress made her transition today. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world with this breathtaking smile that lit up any room she entered. This warm soul was my cousin who I will forever cherish in memory of her kindness to me as we grew up together."
She was an icon in the industry, with fans all over.
Suzzanne Douglas made her transition today and it's a loss to both Hollywood and our hearts. Her spirit on-screen is unmatched by any other actress of this generation."
“I can remember growing up, there weren’t very many black actresses who had starring roles but there was my cousin with the lead role in “Tap” starring alongside great dancers such as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. She also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” The Inkwell, Jason’s Lyric and so much more the list goes on. The world will miss your talent but your soul will live on forever Rest in Paradise my beautiful cousin Suzzane you will be missed RIP”
Douglas’s voice carries an elegant and soothing tone that is sure to help ease the mind. She was born in Chicago raised by her single mother on the city’s south side, where she grew up with three older siblings. At a young age, Douglas developed an interest in arts, which led to earning a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University before later receiving a master of music from Manhattan School of Music after graduating college at twenty-two years old.
For her lead role in Tap, Douglas won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. From there she went on to star in other feature films such as The Inkwell and How Stella Got Her Groove Back before portraying Cissy Houston in the Lifetime biopic Whitney last year.
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) May 9, 2021
Actress Tisha Douglas has a long career in television, appearing on shows like The Cosby Show and Touched By An Angel. She is best known for her role as Jerri Peterson on the WB sitcom "The Parent 'Hood." Her most recent project was starring in Ava Duvernay's 2019 miniseries When They See Us.
In this passage you will read about actress Tisha Douglas - she had guest roles on TV shows such as The Parkers and also starred with LeVar Burton (host of Reading Rainbow) at an event to promote books to kids!
Earlier this year, Reagan Gomez, who starred alongside Douglas in The Parent ‘Hood gave her TV mom a digital bouquet. Today she has retweeted those Mother’s Day posts with the memory of their time together fresh on her mind and heart as no cause of death was revealed yet.