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Vonetta McGee
Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee
January 14, 1940 (1940-01-14) (age 70)
San Francisco, California, USA
Years active 1968–1998
Spouse(s) Carl Lumbly (1987-present) 1 child

Vonetta McGee (born Lawrence Vonetta McGee on January 14, 1940) is an American actress.

Life and career

Vonetta McGee was born in San Francisco. She graduated from the Polytechnic High School in San Francisco. She made her debut in 1968 as the eponymous star of Italian comedy Faustina. In the same year she performed alongside Jean-Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski in the Western The Great Silence, but became well-known for her parts in the 1972 Blaxploitation films Melinda and Hammer.

In the action thriller Shaft in Africa (1973), McGee took the role of Aleme, the daughter of an emir, who teaches John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) Ethiopian geography. She also starred alongside Clint Eastwood in the action thriller The Eiger Sanction (1975).

In 1987, McGee married the actor Carl Lumbly; they have one child.

Selected Filmography

External links

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.


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