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Beatrice Winde (born Beatrice Lucille Williams; January 5, 1924 – January 3, 2004) was an American actress.

Beatrice Winde
Beatrice Lucille Williams

(1924-01-05)January 5, 1924
DiedJanuary 3, 2004(2004-01-03) (aged 79)
Years active1974–2001
Spouse(s)Raymond Stough


Life and careerEdit

Winde was born in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Chicago Music Conservatory as a voice student and continued her voice studies briefly at the Yale University School of Music and at Juilliard.

Winde appeared on Broadway in the 1971 Melvin Van Peebles musical Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, which won her the Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination. Winde's screen appearances include Oliver's Story and Jefferson in Paris and television credits include The Sopranos and Law & Order.


  • Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actress (A Lesson Before Dying, staged by the Signature Theater Company[when?]
  • Living Legend Award from the National Black Theater - 1997
  • Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Cameo Role (The Young Man from Atlanta, Goodman Theatre, Chicago) - 1997



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