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Paula Kelly


Born - 21 October 1942, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Died - 9 February 2020

Tall, lithe, loose-limbed Afro-American dancer and actress who burst into the public sensibility dancing up a storm in Sweet Charity (969), in the role she had created on stage two years earlier. With musicals going out of style, subsequent movie roles were lower profile: The Andromeda Strain (1971), Cool Breeze (1972), Soylent Green (1973), Uptown Saturday Night (1975), Drum (1976), The Cheap Detective (1980), Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (1986), Bank Robber (1993), Drop Squad (1994) and Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored 1995), her last. She died from chronic obstructive lung disease. She married English director Don Chaffey, but he died in 1990.