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Actress Nell Carter Dies at 54

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Actress Nell Carter Dies at 54

Actress Nell Carter Dies at 54

Actress Nell Carter Dies at 54

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Actress and singer Nell Carter died in her Beverly Hills, Ca. home Thursday at age 54. She is best known for her role as a sassy housekeeper on TV's Gimme a Break and her Tony-winning performance in Ain't Misbehavin'. We hear Carter and Ken Page singing "Honeysuckle Rose" from that musical.