Beverly Todd

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Beverly Todd
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Beverly Todd at the 2008 MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards Gala
Born (1946-07-11) July 11, 1946 (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1968–present
Spouse(s) Kris Keiser (divorced)
Children Malik Smith (deceased; murdered)

Beverly Todd (born July 11, 1946) is an American actress, producer and writer.

Life and career[edit]

Todd was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Virena Todd.[1]

She appeared opposite Sidney Poitier, who was her mentor early in her career, in films such as The Lost Man (1969), They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970), Brother John (1971). and A Piece of the Action (1977). This led to further distinguished and important work, such as her memorable roles in Lean on Me and the film Crash. Recently, she reunited with Morgan Freeman (who co-starred with her in Lean On Me), portraying his wife in the 2007 film The Bucket List.

She was previously married to film producer-director Kris Keiser. Their son, Malik Smith, died on March 20, 1989 at age 18 after being severely beaten at a teen youth center (no alcohol served or allowed) while on spring break.[2]





  1. ^ Beverly Todd Biography (1946-)
  2. ^ Ward Biederman, Patricia (1991-03-17). "A Life Beyond the Grief". The Los Angeles Times. p. J1,J8-9. 

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