BIO: Teresa Graves

2013 Black History Month

Teresa Graves(January 10,1948-October 10,2002 )

American singer and actress who made history as being the first African American woman to star in her own television show ‘Get Christie Love!’. She was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1975 for the title role. On October 10, 2002, actress Teresa Graves, who appeared in TV’s “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and “Get Christie Love!,” died in a fire at her Los Angeles home. She was 53 years old. Graves was best known for her title role as a police detective in the ABC series “Get Christie Love”. Graves was one of the first African American actresses to play a lead in a prime time TV show.


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