Birmingham native Nell Carter first came to public attention as a Broadway performer, but she achieved her most lasting fame as the star of the television series Gimme A Break! Carter had a successful career as a singer and dancer in several theater productions in New York during the 1970s, including her most acclaimed show, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Carter received a Tony Award for her performance and earned two Emmys during her six seasons on Gimme A Break!

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