It has been confirmed that Well known actress Suzzanne Douglas passes away at the age of 64. She was known for her work on Jason’s Lyric, The Parent Hood.
The report of her passing was shared on Facebook by her friend Stephanie Perry Moore in a heartfelt post she said:
“I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you, dear lady. Thanks for always checking on me and for showing me elegance and grace walking.
I’ve got a heavy heart, but I’m blessed to be a part of the legacy you touched. I am better because I knew you.
Heaven is richer.”
Stephanie in her Facebook post was not able to disclose what happened to her or the cause of her death.
Confirming the news also was Andre Martel from Thaevidence through his Instagram page where he dropped a captioned: – thaevidence #RIP #SuzanneDouglas See you in the Morning. #BlackGirlMagic.
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Suzzane was an exceptional American actress best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, starring Robert Townsend which ran from 1995–1999.
She portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 dance/drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr; for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
Suzzane was born in Chicago, Illinois, she was one of four children born to Lois Mae Thompson and Donald Douglas, Sr.
Raised by a single mother, Douglas grew up in a public housing complex on the city’s south side. Douglas became interested in the arts as a child, citing 1965’s The Sound of Music as her inspiration for acting.
She took part in various television guest star appearances most recently Bull, Bones and The Good Wife). Douglas has also appeared on The Parkers, The Cosby Show, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, and Touched by an Angel.
On stage, Douglas performed the role of Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera starring Sting and Dr. Bearing in Wit, where she was the first African American to perform the role.
She was an actress a two-time Image Award winner, a Black Oscar, a Reel Award and the Mary Martin Award which was awarded to Douglas by Mary Martin. She appears in the Rel Dowdell film, Changing the Game in 2011.
In addition to Tap, Douglas has starred in several other motion pictures, among them How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Jason’s Lyric (1994), The Inkwell (1994) as well as the 2003 Disney/ABC version of Sounder with Carl Lumbly. Douglas is also best known for her portrayal as Cissy Houston in the Lifetime TV movie Whitney in 2015.
In 2019 she appeared as the mother of one of the main characters in When They See Us (Netflix), directed by Ava Duvernay, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro.
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