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Shirley Hemphill
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    (July 1, 1947-December 10, 1999)
    Starred in ABC Network comedies ‘What’s Happening?,’ ‘One in a Million’ and ‘What’s Happening Now?’
    Died from kidney failure at age 52
    She was obese.
    She neglected her health.
    She and two of her ‘What’s Happening’ co-stars died due to being overweight.
    She was not attractive or feminine.
    She never married.
    She is known primarily for her work in ‘What’s Happening?.’
    All of her characters were called Shirley.
    At the time of her death, she was a radio disc jockey.
    She had great comic timing.
    She took her work seriously and even studied with Lucille Ball at a comedy workshop at the University of California.
    Rosie O’Donnell did a tribute to her on her show the day after her death.
    The Wayans’ Brothers dedicated ‘Scary Movie’ in her memory.

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