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Where Are They Now? The Last Dragon – Angela Viracco – Faith Prince

Posted October 23, 2010 6:17 PM By Deirdre B Pride

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Faith

She stays busy till this present day.

Grew up in Lynchburg, Va. Performs in Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Won Broadway’s 1992 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for portraying Adelaide in a revival of “Guys and Dolls.” Previously, she has been nominated in 1989 as Best Actress (Featured Role – Musical) for “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.” Subsequently, she was nominated in 2001 as Best Actress (Musical) for a revival of “Bells Are Ringing.”

Her son, Henry, was born in 1996.  Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Musical for “A Catered Affair”.  See more HERE.

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Where Are They Now?: The Last Dragon – Johnny Yu – Glen Eaton

Posted October 23, 2010 6:08 PM By Deirdre B Pride

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Johnny YuGlen Eaton – He has done Penitentiary lll in 1988 and then Trained to Kill in.  I couldn’t  find anything else on the actor.  A trailer of Trained to Kill is all I have.  He’s been pretty quiet.

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Where Are They Now? – The Last Dragon: Mrs. Green – Queen Esther Marrow

Posted October 23, 2010 6:06 PM By Deirdre B Pride

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Mrs. GreenQueen Esther Marrow –  She is actually a vocalist.  Discovered by Duke Ellington, she has performed with LBB Kind, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Corea and Bob Dylan.  Marrow was also involved in musical theater, jazz, television and film. She played Auntie ‘Em on Broadway in “The Wiz,” and was featured in several other Broadway shows including “Comin’ Uptown”, “Nice To Be Civilized,” and she played Mahalia Jackson in the national tour of “Sing Mahalia Sing.”   Her numerous television appearances have ranged from the serious to the comic.  They include “Duke Ellington: The Music Lives On”, as Oscar the Grouch’s mother in “Sesame Street” on PBS and “New York to Paris with The Harlem Gospel Singers” also on PBS. In 1990, a dream of Marrow’s came true when “Truly Blessed,” a musical about Mahalia Jackson written by and starring Queen Esther was seen in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and in New York on Broadway. The musical received three Helen Hayes nominations including Best New Play.  Marrow has performed for former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and did a command performance the British Royal Family.  She sung at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II several times.  Most recently she founded The Harlem Gospel Singers, an international touring Gospel group. The group with their popularity at an all-time high made history on July 7, 1998 as the only gospel group ever to perform the Grand Evenement du Maurier at the Montreal Jazz Festival, drawing over 100,000 audience members.

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Where Are They Now?: The Last Dragon Leroy Green Sr. – Jim Moody ll

Posted October 23, 2010 6:03 PM By Deirdre B Pride

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Leroy Green Sr.Jim Moody ll – He played Mr. Lott in the 1989 movie Lean On Me.  He also appeared in the 1999 drama The Best Man -He was Uncle Skeeter.  Nia long told him not to touch her Bootay at the reception; during their slow dance.  He played the tough talking counselor/teacher Gene Daniels in Bad Boys with Sean Penn. He has appeared in seven episodes of Law & Order, playing seven different roles. He is currently a drama teacher at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts.

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Sophia GreenKeshia Knight Pulliam – Went on to the Cosby Show as Rudy.  Keshia graduated from Spellman.  She had a role in the movie Beauty Shop,  has a role on House of Payne and is suppose to have her own reality show.

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Where Are They Now? Last Dragon Cast – Eddie Arkadian – Chris Murney

Posted October 23, 2010 5:57 PM By Deirdre B Pride

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Eddie ArkadianChris Murney – He has played more than 40 roles and he is still in the business.  He appear the soap opera, “One Life to Live”, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006, Chicago 10, Miami Vice, M.A.S.H, The Secret to My Success, Kojak and the list goes on.  His career starts as far back as 1974 to present.  You can check out his site HERE He is the father of singer and actress Julia Murney.  She also is pretty busy in the acting department.

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