Veteran Actor Ethel Ayler Passes Away At Age 88

It has been reported that veteran actor of stage and screen. Ethel Ayler, passed away last month at her home in California. She was 88 years old.

Best known for her role as Clair Huxtable's mother, Carrie Hanks, on The Cosby Show, Ayler was an accomplished stage actress in addition to notable screen appearances.

Throughout her 40 year stage career, Ms. Ayler accumulated numerous Broadway credits including The Little Foxes, Fences, The First Breeze of Summer, Black Picture Show, Kwamina, The Cool World, Jamaica (her Broadway debut, understudying Lena Horne.)

Additional TV appearances included Six Feet Under, Martin, Friends, Brooklyn South, 7th Heaven, Family Ties. Her film work included To Sleep With Anger, starring Danny Glover. She also appeared in 9½ Weeks, The Bodyguard, and Eve's Bayou.

Zoey's Playlist on NBC

Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

Actors' Equity Association Releases Statement Regarding WEST SIDE STORY
Actors' Equity Association released the following statement after a report in the New York Times that members of West Side Story have become concerned... (read more)

VIDEO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Reacts To Rob McClure in Costume
Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure posted a teaser video on his Instagram of the first time the cast saw him in his prosthetics! Watch below to see the proc... (read more)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ivo van Hove's WEST SIDE STORY on Broadway!
Tomorrow is the big night! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story will open Thursday, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre... (read more)

Photo Flash: PRINCE OF EGYPT Cast Poses For All New Portraits
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the brand-new musical that is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre, has released a series of principal cast character por... (read more)

SIX Hits 100,000,000 Spotify and Apple Music Streams; Second Only to HAMILTON in Musical Theatre Genre
Producers of Six have revealed that it has been streamed 100,000,000 times on Spotify and Apple Music.... (read more)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRINCE OF EGYPT in the West End
Brand-new musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre. Get a first look at the cast in action in the photographs below... (read more)