Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters
Sandra Clark (Jackée Harry) in 227
Before becoming everybody's favorite adoptive sassy mom on Sister, Sister, Jackée Harry was the uber popular and high-maintence lady in 227. Though the show was created as a vehicle for Marla Gibbs, even she would have to admit that Jackee Harry stole the show as vampy, gossipy neighbor Sandra. In fact, Harry was meant only to be a guest star on the series, but strong audience response prompted NBC to give her a permanent spot on the stoop.