The entertainment world is in mourning this morning as we found out yesterday Suzzanne Douglas passed away from reasons unknown. She is best known for her role as Jerri Paterson. Who was the Matriarch of the WB sitcom ‘The Parent Hood,’ staring alongside Robert Townsend. In 1989 she portrayed Amy Simms in the film ‘Tap’ filled with drama and dance. Douglas shared screentime with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. That performance won her the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. See how steel sharpens steel.
Suzzanne Douglas the Chi-town native was in the industry for five decades getting her start in 1981 working on the television film ‘Purlie.’ Her last two performances include a miniseries on Netflix ‘When They See Us,’ and a film called ‘Really Love‘ released in 2020.
Douglas lost her battle to the c word (I don’t speak it, so I don’t give it power) at home surrounded by loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers here at IMU Media go out to all of Suzzanne’s friends and family especially her late husband Roy Jonathan Cobb and surviving daughter. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Bring It, Bring It Back Suzzanne Speaking About Her Role In Jason’s Lyric
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