Paula Kelly Who Played Theresa in 'The Women of Brewster Place' Passes Away at 76
Paula Kelly, a broadway and film actress known for her performance on "The Women of Brewster Place" has passed away at age 76.
Author Clay Cane confirmed the death of Paula Kelly, a stage and screen actress. She suffered from heart complications for many years and now passed away at age 76.
Paula Kelly was an Emmy-nominated actress, having been nominated for two diferrent projects.
REMEMBERING HER BROADWAY CAREER
She first made her musical debut in 1964, performing on "Something More!" alongside Barbara Cook. She went on to perform in a lot more, including "The Dozens," "Paul Sills' Story Theatre," "Ovid's Metamorphoses," and "Sophisticated Ladies."
Paula went on to perform on the London stage for "Sweet Charity," winning the London Variety Award for "Best Supporting Actress" for her stellar portrayal. She went on to appear on the film adaptation of Sweet Charity as well.
She earned Night Court its first Emmy nomination.https://t.co/LXLer9d7XL— MeTV (@MeTV) February 10, 2020
TRANSITIONING TO TELEVISION
Her budding career was only beginning at the time, and she had her breakthrough role on "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope," which had a record-breaking west coast premiere.
Moving on to television, she starred on Quincy Jones' TV tribute to Duke Ellington, "We Love You Madly," "The Richard Pryor Show," and Gene Kelly's own "New York, New York."
Rest in Power, Paula Kelly ⭐️ Known for her Emmy nominated work on Night Court & The Women of Brewster Place, Kelly made her Broadway debut in 1964 with the musical ‘Something More!’ She also appeared in The Dozens, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, & Sophisticated Ladies on Broadway. pic.twitter.com/3ia8kkxt94— Broadway Black (@BroadwayBlack) February 9, 2020
SHE WAS AN EMMY-NOMINATED ACTRESS
Paula Kelly was an Emmy-nominated actress, having been nominated for two different projects. The first was for the sitcom "Night Court," and another on "The Women of Brewster Place."
Kelly passed away on Sunday, February 9. She is survived by her daughter, whom she shared with husband Donald Chaffey, a British director. They were married from 1985 until Chaffey's death in the year 1990.
Rest in peace, Leggy Peggy.— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) February 9, 2020
Or, as I knew you, Betty, the Satin Doll.https://t.co/12amA8hvzf
ONE LAST FAREWELL
While her cause of death has not been released, her nephew, Kyle Norton, revealed that Paula had been suffering from heart complications. She died on Sunday in Inglewood, where she resides, and the family is hosting a private memorial for close family and friends.
Just like Paula Kelly, Kirk Douglas was also recently laid to rest at a private funeral. The memorial was only attended by family and close friends, hoping to bid goodbye to the 103-year-old actor one last time.
Kirk is survived by his second wife, Anne Buydens, and his sons, Michael, Joel, and Peter. His youngest son, Eric, passed away at age 46 after suffering from a drug overdose.
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