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Hattie Mae Winston (born March 3, 1945) is an American television, film and Broadway actress best known for her role as Margaret on Becker and as a prominent cast member of the PBS children's series The Electric Company.

Winston was born in Lexington, Mississippi, and raised in Greenville, Mississippi.She began her career onstage. Winston starred in the Broadway hit The Tap Dance Kid; she also appeared on Broadway in Two Gentlemen of Verona, I Love My Wife, and The Me Nobody Knows. She was a member of the Negro Ensemble Company.

Winston rose to prominence during the mid-1970s as a member of the cast of the PBS children's series The Electric Company, produced by the Children's Television Workshop. Her most notable character was Valerie the Librarian, who was best friends with Easy Reader (portrayed by Morgan Freeman). She also played many villainess roles versus Spider-Man on the Spidey Super Stories sketches, such as the Fox, the Thumper, the Queen Bee, and the Queen of Diamonds. Winston joined the series during the third season (1973–1974), replacing Lee Chamberlin. She remained with the series until its cancellation in 1977.

Between 1981 and 1982 she starred in CBS TV series Nurse. In 1990 she starred in Home Video Sesame Street Visits The Hospital as Nurse Flowers. In 1991, Winston starred on the critically acclaimed television show Homefront (1991–1993). In 1998, Winston landed the role of Margaret on the CBS sitcom Becker (1998–2004).

Winston voiced Lucy Carmichael for The Rugrats Movie. Since then she has gone on to voice the character again for the Nickelodeon TV series, All Grown Up!, which is a spin-off from the original Rugrats series.

She has guest-starred on Scrubs and Smart Guy. In 1997, Winston portrayed Simone in the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown. In 1998, Winston had a small role with Clint Eastwood in True Crime.

She is married to the musical director of Dancing with the Stars, Tony nominee Harold Wheeler.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hattie Mae Winston (born March 3, 1945) is an American television, film and Broadway actress best known for her role as Margaret on Becker and as a prominent cast member of the PBS children's series The Electric Company.

Winston was born in Lexington, Mississippi, and raised in Greenville, Mississippi.She began her career onstage. Winston starred in the Broadway hit The Tap Dance Kid; she also appeared on Broadway in Two Gentlemen of Verona, I Love My Wife, and The Me Nobody Knows. She was a member of the Negro Ensemble Company.

Winston rose to prominence during the mid-1970s as a member of the cast of the PBS children's series The Electric Company, produced by the Children's Television Workshop. Her most notable character was Valerie the Librarian, who was best friends with Easy Reader (portrayed by Morgan Freeman). She also played many villainess roles versus Spider-Man on the Spidey Super Stories sketches, such as the Fox, the Thumper, the Queen Bee, and the Queen of Diamonds. Winston joined the series during the third season (1973–1974), replacing Lee Chamberlin. She remained with the series until its cancellation in 1977.

Between 1981 and 1982 she starred in CBS TV series Nurse. In 1990 she starred in Home Video Sesame Street Visits The Hospital as Nurse Flowers. In 1991, Winston starred on the critically acclaimed television show Homefront (1991–1993). In 1998, Winston landed the role of Margaret on the CBS sitcom Becker (1998–2004).

Winston voiced Lucy Carmichael for The Rugrats Movie. Since then she has gone on to voice the character again for the Nickelodeon TV series, All Grown Up!, which is a spin-off from the original Rugrats series.

She has guest-starred on Scrubs and Smart Guy. In 1997, Winston portrayed Simone in the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown. In 1998, Winston had a small role with Clint Eastwood in True Crime.

She is married to the musical director of Dancing with the Stars, Tony nominee Harold Wheeler.

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Known Credits 28

Birthday 1945-03-03

Place of Birth Lexington - Mississippi - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 Castle(1 episode) as Sally Niedermeyer
2003 Deathdealer: A Documentary as Gladys
2003 Cold Case(1 episode)
2003 All Grown Up!(4 episodes)
2001 Scrubs(2 episodes)
2001 The Proud Family(1 episode)
2000 Girlfriends(1 episode)
1999 Unbowed as Mother
1999 It's Christopher Lowell(1 episode)
1999 True Crime as Mrs. Russel
1999 After All as Mother of Defendant
1998 The Rugrats Movie as Lucy Carmichael (voice)
1998 Becker(129 episodes) as Margaret Wyborn
1997 Jackie Brown as Simone
1997 Smart Guy(1 episode)
1997 Arsenio(1 episode)
1996 Cosby(1 episode)
1996 Malcolm & Eddie(1 episode)
1995 The Parent 'Hood(1 episode)
1994 ER(1 episode)
1994 Duckman(1 episode)
1991 Homefront(42 episodes)
1991 Step by Step(1 episode)
1989 Runaway as Aunt Anna Mae
1988 Clara's Heart as Blanche Loudon
1986 Good to Go
1981 Nurse(28 episodes)
1971 The Electric Company(782 episodes)

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