Actress and director Denise Dowse, whose prolific profession featured roles in “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Insecure” and “Ray,” has died, her household confirmed to CNN Sunday. She was 64.
“With a heavy coronary heart I’ve to announce her passing away,” the actress’ sister Tracey Dowse mentioned in an announcement.
She additionally introduced her sister’s dying on the actress’ Instagram account, remembering her as an advocate for African American theater who was additionally devoted to sharing the career with kids. Dowse acted and directed for the Negro Ensemble Firm and directed performs for the Wonderful Grace Conservatory, an inner-city youth theatrical coaching program.
Dowse was well-known for her function as Mrs. Yvonne Teasley within the hit collection “Beverly Hills, 90210” and not too long ago appeared within the HBO comedy collection “Insecure” as Molly Carter’s (Yvonne Orji) therapist. Along with performing roles in dozens of flicks and TV collection, Dowse additionally directed movie, together with “Bear in mind Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story,” which premiered in April on the Pan African Movie Pageant.
“I’m so proud to have been her sister,” Tracey Dowse informed CNN. “She lit up the stage and display. She knew the way to dance in life and see the enjoyment. One thing we are able to all be taught from.”
Dowse’s supervisor, Sandra Siegal from Siegal Firm, remembered her consumer and pal in an announcement Sunday.
“I’m heartbroken on the lack of our brilliantly proficient, lovely, elegant, eloquent and loving Denise, who’ve I’ve had the enjoyment and blessing of managing and collaborating on her profession for over 25 years, in addition to a private friendship. I’m at a loss, however have gained a lot from realizing her. Denise’s legacy and reminiscence will stay on eternally for she has actually touched so many,” Siegal mentioned.
All through her decades-long profession, Dowse appeared in a number of TV collection, together with “Charmed,” “Girlfriends,” “The West Wing” and “Legislation and Order.” She additionally held roles in motion pictures together with “Pleasantville” and “Requiem for a Dream,” in accordance with her IMDB profile.