Actress Suzzanne Douglas Dead At 64
We are sad to share the shocking news of the passing of an award winning veteran actress who you may have seen on many TV shows and movies over the years.
According to Essence, Suzzanne Douglas, best known for her work on the TV sitcom "The Parent Hood" passed away at the age of 64. Her passing was announced via a post on Facebook by a family member.
Born and raised in Chicago public housing in a single parent home, Douglas earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and earned a master's degree in music before taking her talents to Broadway where she appeared in many stage plays before moving to TV and Film.
Douglas's first lead role came in the 1989 movie "Tap" opposite Gregory Hines where she won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Her extensive movie credits include "How Stella Got Her Groove Back", Jason's Lyric, and the Inkwell.
But a lot of her most recognizable work was in TV including her lead role as mom Jerri Peterson in the WB comedy The Parent ‘Hood with Robert Townsend. She also appeared in guest star roles on The Cosby Show, Touched By An Angel, The Parkers, and The Good Wife.
Her most recent appearance came in the 2019 Netflix miniseries "When They See Us". While information on her cause of death has not been released, according to The New York Post, Douglas revealed that “two life threatening cancers” changed her life.
Douglas is survived by her husband, neuro-radiologist Roy Jonathan Cobb, and their daughter, Jordan.