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Rosalind Cash
Born December 31, 1938(1938-12-31)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Died October 31, 1995 (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California

Rosalind Cash (December 31, 1938 – October 31, 1995) was an American singer and actress, best known film role was as Charlton Heston's love interest Lisa, in the 1971 science fiction cult classic, The Omega Man.

Born on New Year's Eve 1938 she was the second of four children. Her siblings were John (1936-1998), Robert, and Helen. All were born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey[1]. Her older brother, Col. John A. Cash, enjoyed a long illustrious career with the United States Army. He died in 1998 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[2]

Rosalind Cash graduated with honours from Atlantic City High School in 1956. She attended City College of New York[1] and was an original member of the Negro Ensemble Company founded in 1968. Her career extended to stage, screen, and television. Her films included Klute (1971), The New Centurions (1972) opposite George C. Scott, Uptown Saturday Night (1974) opposite Sydney Poitier, and Wrong Is Right (1982). In 1995, she appeared in "Tales From the 'Hood."

Cash was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the Public Broadcasting Service production of Go Tell it on the Mountain and in 1973 appeared as Goneril opposite James Earl Jones' Lear at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

She died of cancer on Halloween 1995 at the age of 56.

Filmography

  • Circle of Pain (1996) (TV)
  • Tales from the Hood (1995) .... Dr. Cushing
  • A Dangerous Affair (1995) (TV) .... Dr. Robertson
  • General Hospital (1993) TV Series .... Mary Mae Ward (1994-1995)
  • The Second Coming (1992)
  • You Must Remember This (1992) aka Wonderworks: You Must Remember This (USA: series title) (TV) .... Janet Mickens
  • A Different World (1989) TV Series .... Dean Hughes (Under One Roof)
  • Forced March (1989)
  • Death Spa (1988) .... Sgt. Stone ... aka Witch Bitch
  • The Golden Girls episode "Mixed Blessings" (broadcast March 19, 1988) .... Lorraine
  • The Offspring (1987) .... Snake Woman
  • Mighty Pawns (1987) (TV) .... Mrs. Robinson
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) (TV) .... Florence
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) .... John Emdall aka The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (USA: short title)
  • Just an Overnight Guest (1983) (TV)
  • This Is the Life (1983) TV Series
  • Special Bulletin (1983) (TV) .... Frieda Barton
  • Sister, Sister (1982) (TV) .... Freida Lovejoy Burton
  • Wrong Is Right (1982) .... Mrs. Ford ... aka The Man with the Deadly Lens
  • Keeping On (1981) (TV)
  • The Sophisticated Gents (1981) (TV) .... Christine Jackson
  • Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) (TV) .... Jenny Hammond ... aka The Mad Messiah
  • Flashpoint (1979) (TV)
  • The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978) .... Una Ferrar
  • Death Drug (1978)
  • A Killing Affair (1977) (TV) .... Beverly York ... aka Behind the Badge
  • Good Times (1976) (TV) ....Jessica Bishop ....
  • The Monkey Hu$tle (1976) .... Mama
  • Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976) .... Dr. Billie Worth (aka Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde; Dr. Black and Mr. White ; The Watts Monster)
  • Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975) .... Sarah Robinson... aka Hit the Open Man
  • Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (1975) (TV) .... Adele
  • Amazing Grace (1974) .... Creola Waters
  • Uptown Saturday Night (1974) .... Sarah Jackson
  • King Lear (1974) (TV) .... Goneril
  • The All-American Boy (1973) .... Poppy
  • Hickey & Boggs (1972) .... Nyona
  • Melinda (1972) .... Terry Davis
  • The New Centurions (1972) .... Lorrie... aka Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police
  • The Omega Man (1971) .... Lisa
  • Klute (1971) .... Pat
  • Star Trek (1967) (TV) .... Uncredited

References

  1. ^ a b Gussow, Mel. "Rosalind Cash, 56, at Home on Stage and Screen", The New York Times, November 3, 1995. Accessed December 3, 2007. "Ms. Cash was born in Atlantic City and attended City College of New York."
  2. ^ Arlington National Cemetery Website. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jacash.htm

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