Beloved 'The Parent ’Hood' Actress, Suzzanne Douglas, Has Joined The Ancestors At 64
7th July 2021 by BOTWC Staff
7th July 2021 by BOTWC Staff
She's been called home.
Suzzanne Douglas, the prolific actress of television, film, and Broadway, has passed away at her home in Martha's Vineyard after a years-long battle with cancer. She was 64-years-old. Her four-decade career included classic Black films such as “Jason’s Lyric” and “Inkwell." She was widely known for “The Parent ’Hood,” playing opposite Robert Townsend as Jerri Peterson - the wife, mother, and law student who appeared regally in every scene.
Suzzanne Douglas was a quiet, elegant force as we made WHEN THEY SEE US. A gentlewoman. A gem of a lady. A confident, caring actor who breathed life into the words and made them shimmer. I’m grateful that our paths in this life crossed. May she journey on in peace and love. pic.twitter.com/1ZhaucGEiK— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 7, 2021
Her talent agency listed Douglas is an "Honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. and the honors society of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization."
Her co-stars, colleagues, and fans all expressed their shock and sadness at her passing.
Rip to the regal and talented Suzzanne Douglas. You deserved more flowers. https://t.co/WsnaEn2D64— Undine Shorey (@UndineShorey) July 7, 2021
So very sad to hear about the passing of Suzzanne Douglas. Such an amazing and kind artist who blessed the world and our baby Really Love with her command and mastery and talent. She shined so very bright. So very bright. Rest in peace. #ReallyLove pic.twitter.com/3lzYmspmbf— Felicia Pride (@feliciapride) July 7, 2021
🥺 R.I.P. to veteran actor of stage and screen Suzzanne Douglas (The Tap Dance Kid, Into The Woods, 3 Penny Opera) Notably known as the mother from The Parent ‘Hood and the film Tap with Gregory Hines & Savion Glover. #YouAreBroadwayBlack 💜🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/hGfHwtt5Eu— BWYBLK (@BroadwayBlack) July 7, 2021
I always thought she was so regally beautiful, especially in Jason’s Lyric.— existence is chaos (@By_Kemi) July 7, 2021
Rest In Peace 😞
Actress Suzzanne Douglas Dead At 64 https://t.co/j5LMOlcngG
I am not okay... Not one of my tv mom's 😭😭😭 RIP Suzzanne Douglas 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/9sy6BojB6f— Jazzman Hester (@Shreem16) July 7, 2021
I’m at such a loss. I was a Philly kid straight off the Greyhound bus who took a lot of things 4 granted. Watching you work & move gracefully from scene to scene…made me love & respect this business. Our talks…we had lots of them. You taught me so much. I will never 4get you💔 pic.twitter.com/5rLZCIOHuj— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) July 7, 2021
Remember when Mz Suzzanne Douglas taught Denise Huxtable that she couldn't be a teacher without a college degree? Or when she played Angela, Stella's bougie sister? Her art. Her grace. Her beauty. She was everything. Thank you, Mz Douglas. Thank you 🙏🏾. Rest Peacefully. pic.twitter.com/eS9nn9CsK4— HardCayndii10 🍭✨🍬 (@HardCayndii10) July 7, 2021
I woke up this morning to the news that Suzzanne Douglas has passed away. I worked with Suzzanne in the film Inkwell. She was an elegant, gentle warm spirit. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. May she rest in love. pic.twitter.com/fBUf3coIVb— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) July 7, 2021
Suzzanne Douglas and Gregory Hines in Tap (1989)— C.S.R. Calloway (@ChanceCalloway) July 7, 2021
rest in power and love pic.twitter.com/ctibWQldvL
My heart is full ,because yesterday I lost, my amazing dancing partner on TV for 5 years Suzanne Douglas. We did “Work”on THE PARENT’HOOD.I just remember a lot of laughter and a lot of tears… her regal bright light will be missed…. pic.twitter.com/RHT0rrd4zb— Robert Townsend (@Robert_Townsend) July 7, 2021
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Jonathan Cobb, and her daughter Jordan Victoria Cobb.
Her majestic presence will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all that knew her.
Photo Credit: Suzanne Douglas Website