I'm bummed about this. I thought she was a great actress. I really liked her in that one Chevy Chase movie whose name escapes me now.Singer-Actress Nell Carter Dead at 54 in L.A.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer-actress Nell Carter, best known for her role as the matronly housekeeper in the 1980s television sitcom "Gimme a Break," died on Thursday of natural causes at the age of 54, her publicist said.
Carter collapsed at her Beverly Hills home in the early morning and was found by one of her adopted sons, spokesman Roger Lane said.
Carter began her showbusiness life as a nightclub performer and won a Tony award in 1978 for her role in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin"'