Nell Carter

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Quotes (5)

  • Nell: When I was growing up, it was not something you aspired to. I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses.

  • Nell: Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle.

  • Nell: I was at a Liza Minelli concert, when I hit my 'rock bottom'. I could barely stand, had no idea of where I was, or where I was going, thank God I got help. God and Liza Minelli.

  • Nell: My sexuality is not as much a secret, as it is a private issue. I don't want to be up in your bedroom, so I appreciate the same respect with mine.

  • Nell: Let me tell you. Rich is not better. Rich means that you have to stay there to maintain it. You have to put on more faces to pretend who you are, and you have more people in your face. And when the money is not there anymore, they're not either.

Trivia (43)

  • Nell sang the Gimme a Break! theme song during the show's six year run.

  • During a production of Annie in 1997, Nell collapsed on stage because of complications from her diabetes.

  • At one point in her life, Nell suffered from a bad cocaine habit.

  • Between 1970 and 1973, Nell attended the Bill Russell's School of Drama.

  • Ironically, Nell died just twenty four days after co-star Peter Schrum, who played Uncle Ed Kanisky on Gimme A Break!

  • Nell was one of nine children.

  • In August of 1982, Nell Carter appeared on the cover of TV Guide.

  • Nell was 4'11" tall.

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