Biography

African-American actress Beatrice Winde built her reputation upon the New York stage, beginning with the searing off-Broadway production In White America (1963). Winde received the Theatre World Award for her performance in Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. She made several films in the '80s and '90s, including A Rage in Harlem (1991) (actually filmed for the most part in Cincinnati) and Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992). Billed as Bea Winde, the actress appeared as Lillian Foster in the waning days of the NBC-TV soap opera The Doctors. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi