Hattie Winston

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Hattie Winston

Born

3/3/1945, Lexington, Mississippi (USA)

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Hattie Winston was born on March 3, 1945 in Lexington, Mississippi, USA. Hattie first got into acting through the theater and working on Broadway. She has also done work in both film and television throughout her career. She has appeared in shows such as The Electric Company, Nurse,…more

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    • Hattie has received both CEBA Awards as well as an Audelco award for all her contributions to theater.

    • Hattie's favorite color is red. Her favorite food is apple cobbler. Her favorite time of year is autumn, and her favorite place to go on vacation is the Bahamas.

    • After graduation from Howard University, Hattie became a member of the Group Theatre Workshop in New York.

    • Hattie's parents are Selena Thurmond Winston and Roosevelt Love Winston.

    • Hattie has received two Obie Awards for her roles in Mother Courage and The Michigan.

    • In 2003 Hattie was chosen to present a California Lottery's Hero in Education Award to Bart Hanchett, a volunteer who did alot of work for Sunset Elementary School in Ventura.

    • In 2006 Hattie was part of a reading of Slave Narratives: A Mighty, Might People for Stories On Stage.
      Stories On Stage are a non-profit organization for performing arts who present popular local and national actors in dramatic readings of short fiction.

    • Hattie has received two Los Angeles Critics Drama-Logue awards for her roles in To Take Up Arms and Up the Mountain.

    • In 1990 Hattie and her husband remade Langston Hughes Black Nativity, with help from Phylicia Rashad and James Stovall. The off-Broadway production was entitled Nativity: A Life Story.

    • Hattie's husband, Harold Wheeler, is a composer and has worked on Broadway, as well as several television shows and movies. Most recently he has worked as the musical director on Dancing with the Stars.

    • Hattie was honoured by the University of Louisville in Kentucky with a dedication for the library's Hattie Winston Collection. The collection was established in 1998 and contains over 250 scripts, books and theater memorabilia, most of which she donated. The collection contains work from writers such as Naomi Carrier, Alice Childress, and Paul Harrison Carter.

    • Hattie has appeared in several Broadway productions such as The Me Nobody Knows, Two Gentelmen of Verona, and The Tap Dance Kid.

    • Hattie has been recognized by the National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina, who have declared a Hattie Winston Day, once in 1993 and once in 1997.

    • Hattie was the national co-chair of AFTRA's Equal Employment Opportunities Committee.

    • Hattie studied at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

    • Hattie is married to Harold Wheeler.

    • Hattie has dark hair and brown eyes.

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