Where Are They Now?: The Original Cast of Sparkle

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  • Lonette McKee
  • Dwan Smith
  • Mary Alice
  • Dorian Harewood
  • Tony King
  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Sparkle
  • Philip Michael Thomas
  • Irene Cara

Mary Alice

Before Whitney Houston landed the mother role in the remake, actress Mary Alice played it. Since then, the Emmy-winning thespian has maintained an illustrious acting career, starring in the classic hip hop film Beat Street (1984), hit TV sitcom A Different World and in 2003's The Matrix Revolutions.

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