Lynn Hamilton (actress)
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Hamilton at The Waltons 40th Anniversary in 2012
April 25, 1930 |
Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States
She is known for her recurring role as Donna Harris, a role she played on the sitcom Sanford and Son, from 1972 to 1977 as Fred Sanford's girlfriend and fiancee. Donna was a nurse and sometimes took care of Fred. There are many internet claims that she was the younger sister of actress, LaWanda Page, who portrayed Esther Anderson on Sanford and Son, confirmed only via LaWanda Page's obituary in the Los Angeles Times.
In addition to Hamilton's work on Sanford and Son, she also had a recurring role as "Verdie" on The Waltons, and made numerous appearances in such television sitcoms, soap operas and miniseries as Good Times, 227, Dangerous Women, Generations, Port Charles, The Golden Girls, Gunsmoke, and Roots: The Next Generations. Hamilton also had a recurring role as Judge Fulton on The Practice.
- Shadows (1959)
- Brother John (1971)
- The Seven Minutes (1971)
- Buck and the Preacher (1972)
- Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
- Hangup (1974)
- Leadbelly (1976)
- The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
- Legal Eagles (1986)
- The Vanishing (1993)
- Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)
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- Oliver, Myrna. "LaWanda Page, 81; Actress Played Aunt Esther in 'Sanford and Son'". Los Angeles Times - Obituaries. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 April 2016.