Yvonne Hudson

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Yvonne Hudson
Born (1954-11-26) November 26, 1954 (age 62), Manhattan, New York, New York City, United States[citation needed]
Occupation Television actor (1978-1984)

Yvonne Hudson (born July 9, 1954) is an American television actress who is best known for being the first African-American female cast member on Saturday Night Live.[1] She joined the cast as a featured player in the show's 1980-1981 season. (The first black female repertory player was Danitra Vance.) She is also the third African-American to become an SNL cast member following Garrett Morris and Eddie Murphy. (Murphy joined one week before her.) Hudson first appeared on the show in 1978 as an uncredited extra in many episodes.

Hudson rarely had a role of significance and was fired along with most of the cast at the end of the troubled season. However, she continued to appear occasionally in uncredited small roles until her final appearance on the show in 1984. Apart from her stint on SNL, Hudson has not appeared in any other television or film role.


  1. ^ ""Yvonne Hudson"". Archived from the original on March 29, 2008. Retrieved June 12, 2008.  Saturday Night Live bios, NBC.com. Archived at the Internet Archive, 2008-03-29. Retrieved April 5, 2010.

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