The Cast of Beloved: Where Are They Now

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  • Thandi Newton, Beloved
  • Kimberly Elise, Beloved
  • Beah Richards, Beloved
  • LisaGay Hamilton, Beloved
  • Brian Hooks , Beloved
  • Jonathan Demme, Beloved
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  • Toni Morrison, Beloved
  • Oprah Winfrey, Beloved
  • Danny Glover, Beloved

Beah Richards

Sethe's mother-in-law Suggs was played by Beah Richards. This would be the pioneering actress' final film role before dying of emphysema in 2000. Fortunately, before her passing her life was the subject of the documentary Beah: A Black Woman Speaks. Along with her acting career, which included roles in groundbreaking films like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the doc also discussed her activism alongside Paul Robeson.

(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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