redngold
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Nell Carter Dies At 54

Fri Jan 24, 2003 8:04 am

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030123/ap_en_tv/obit_carter

Her TV show, "Gimme a break!" was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid. I'm going to miss her.

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heavymetal
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RE: Nell Carter Dies At 54

Fri Jan 24, 2003 8:09 am

I'm glad someone posted.....I'm a child of the 80s too, and I thought she was a sweetheart.

There's an episode of 'Gimme A Break' where Nell and a half dozen other...uhhh....'roomy' people, are trapped in an elevator going to a Weight Watchers meeting. It's one of the funniest half hours of tv ever.
 
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RE: Nell Carter Dies At 54

Fri Jan 24, 2003 8:15 am

I always liked her too, but my partner tells a story of a gay cruise he took a few years ago (before he met me), and she was the entertainment. During her performance, she made some derogatory remark or something, people starting booing, she got pissed off, threw the mike down and walked off the stage, never to return.
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RE: Nell Carter Dies At 54

Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:23 pm

I'm sorry to hear that. 54 is way too young to die!
 
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RE: Nell Carter Dies At 54

Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:04 pm

She had a great voice and I will always remember the episode of Gimme A Break when she bought the cute little convertable from her friend.
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AWspicious
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RE: Nell Carter Dies At 54

Sat Jan 25, 2003 6:02 pm

Didn't realize she was only 4' 11"
May she rest in peace...

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RE: Nell Carter Dies At 54

Sat Jan 25, 2003 7:30 pm

I read about it in the paper today.
This is very sad.
I really enjoyed the TV show 'Gimme A Break' back in the early 1980s.
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RE: Nell Carter Dies At 54

Sun Jan 26, 2003 12:09 am

I enjoyed her too. She gave me plenty of laughs with Gimmie a Break. My heart is broken that she passed.

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