Vivian Bonnell

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Vivian Bonnell
Zangeres Enid Mosier in Amsterdam - NA - 905-2458.jpg
Wim Sonneveld (left) with Enid Mosier (right)
Born
Enid Mosier[1]

(1924-05-23)May 23, 1924
DiedNovember 18, 2003(2003-11-18) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Spouse(s)Austin Stoker

Vivian Bonnell (born Enid Mosier, May 23, 1924 – November 18, 2003), was an actress and calypso singer, originally from Antigua, British West Indies.[1] In 1954, she starred opposite Pearl Bailey in the Broadway musical House of Flowers.[2][3] She and her fellow cast members recorded calypso albums as "Enid Mosier and her Trinidad Steel Band". She later married one of those performers, Austin Stoker.[1]

After changing her name, Bonnell went on to appear in a number of films and television shows, including several American TV movies.[4] She died of complications from diabetes in Los Angeles on November 18, 2003, at the age of 79.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1952 Lady Possessed Calypso Singer as Enid Mosier
1974 For Pete's Sake Loretta
1976 Leadbelly Old Lady
1979 California Dreaming Alma
1990 Ghost Ortisha
1984 Teachers Nurse
1987 Summer School Mrs. Green
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Theatre Customer #3

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Carol Burnett Show Sketch performer Uncredited[6]
1972 The Sandy Duncan Show Louise Episode: Richer Third
1973 The Odd Couple Ms. Ferrett Episode: The Ides of April
1973 Sanford and Son Audrey Episode: Libra Rising All Over Lamont
1974 Sanford and Son Betty Hester Episode: Will the Real Fred Sanford Please Do Something?
1975 Police Woman Myrtle Washington Episode: The Chasers
1975 Happy Days Rosemary Episode: Fonzie's New Friend
1975 Good Times Cora Episode: The Baby
1976 Good Times Clara Episode: Michael the Warlord
1981 Sanford Older Nurse Episode: Fred Has the Big One
1981 The Jeffersons Mrs. Mills Episode: And the Doorknobs Shined Like Diamonds
1982 Dallas Episode: Adoption
1982 St. Elsewhere Nurse Skilling Three episodes
1985 Hunter Witness Episode: Fire Man
1985 The Twilight Zone Black Woman Episode: Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye (segment "Healer")
1985 Moonlighting Woman at Window Episode: Somewhere Under the Rainbow
1986 Hill Street Blues Fannie Robinson Episode: Slum Enchanted Evening
1987 Amen Martha, Reuben's Aunt Episode: Into the Night
1987 Highway to Heaven Louise Episode: The People Next Door
1989 The Women of Brewster Place Black Woman Two episodes
1989 Life Goes On Mrs. Warner Episode: Pets, Guys and Videotape
1990 Dragnet Episode: Trespass
1991 The Josephine Baker Story Josephine's Mother TV movie
1991 Switched at Birth Nurse Ford TV movie
1992 In the Arms of a Killer Mavis TV movie
1992 Christmas in Connecticut Norah TV movie (remake)
1996 Married... with Children Mourner #3 Episode: A Bundy Thanksgiving
1996 Moesha Mrs. Smith Episode: Road Trip

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Enid Mosier (alt. Vivian Bonnell)". The Caribbean Memory Project. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Enid Mosier". Playbill. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (April 29, 2004). African American Lives. Oxford University Press. p. 37. ISBN 9780199882861. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Kathleen Fearn-Banks (August 4, 2009). The A to Z of African-American Television. Scarecrow Press. p. 52. ISBN 9780810863484. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "Life In Legacy - Week of November 29, 2003". Life In Legacy. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ David M. Inman (Nov 16, 2005). Television Variety Shows: Histories and Episode Guides to 57 Programs. McFarland. p. 26. ISBN 9781476608778. Retrieved December 12, 2016.

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