Lonette McKee Biography (1954?-)

Born July 22 1954 (some sources cite 1955), in Detroit, MI; daughter of Lonnie (a bricklayer and auto manufacturer employee) and Dorothy McKee; married Leo Compton (a youth counselor), February 1, 1983 (divorced, 1990).

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer
Birth Details
July 22, 1954?
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Sister, Sparkle, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Vanetta (some sources say Annie Mae), Which Way Is Up?, Universal,1977
  • Therese Mederos, Cuba, United Artists, 1979
  • Mignon Dupree, Illusions, 1982
  • Lila Rose Oliver, The Cotton Club, Orion, 1984
  • Angela Drake, Brewster's Millions, Universal, 1985
  • Darcey Leigh, 'Round Midnight (also known as Autour de minuit), Warner Bros., 1986
  • Betty Rae, Gardens of Stone, TriStar, 1987
  • Drew, Jungle Fever, Universal, 1991
  • Louise Little, Malcolm X, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Martha Shuttlesworth, He Got Game, Buena Vista, 1998
  • A Day in Black and White (also known as In Black and White), 1999
  • Sherry-Lynn, Fast Food Fast Women, Lot 47 Films, 2000
  • Ella Brashear, Men of Honor (also known as Men of Honour),2000
  • Mrs. Daniels, Honey, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Rachel (Mrs. Jackie) Robinson, The First (musical), New York City, 1981
  • Julia "Julie" LaVerne, Show Boat (musical), San Francisco, CA, then Houston Grand Opera, Uris (now Gershwin) Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (solo show), Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1986, then Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, 1986-1987
  • Sophisticated Ladies, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1989-1990
  • Julie, Show Boat (musical), North York Performing Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario, 1993, then Gershwin Theatre, 1994-1997
  • Major Tours
  • Sophisticated Ladies, international cities, 1988-1989
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Lorraine, The Women of Brewster Place, ABC, 1989
  • Meg, Dangerous Passion, ABC, 1990
  • Olivia "Libby" Stewart, To Dance with Olivia, CBS, 1997
  • Carol Williams, Blind Faith, NBC (some sources cite Showtime), 1998
  • Mama Delany, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (also known as Having Our Say), CBS, 1999
  • Olivia "Libby" Stewart, For Love of Olivia, CBS, 2001
  • Elaine, Lift, Showtime, 2001
  • Series
  • Soul singer dancer, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters, syndicated, 1972-1974
  • Sara Ruth Bennett, As the World Turns, CBS, 1997-1999
  • Maggie Davis, a recurring role, Third Watch, NBC, 1999-2000
  • Miniseries
  • Alice, Queen (also known as Alex Haley's Queen), CBS, 1993
  • Specials
  • Happy New Year, U.S.A.!, PBS, 1988
  • Celebrate the Soul of American Music, syndicated, 1991
  • "Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II" (also known as"Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II"), Great Performances, PBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The 49th Annual Tony Awards, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Swingin' Time, c. 1968
  • Dr. Elly Walton, "Reign of Terror," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • Journalist, "Stone's War," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986
  • Tanya, "The Psychic: Parts 1 & 2," Amen, 1989
  • Assistant District Attorney Kari Simms, "There Goes the Judge," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991
  • Meredith Greer, "Chameleon," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC and USA Network, 2002
  • Also appeared in an episode of Spenser: For Hire.
  • Pilots
  • Tracy, Home Free, NBC, 1988
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Words and Music, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Natural Love, Columbia, 1992
  • Show Boat, 1994
  • Also performed on the album Stop, Don't Worry about It.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 12, Gale, 1996
    • Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Jet, October 31, 1994, p. 37
    • People Weekly, November 28, 1994, p. 155
    • Variety, January 26, 1998, p. 69

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