Suzzanne Douglas Wiki – Suzzanne Douglas Biography
Suzzanne Douglas was best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, which also starred Robert Townsend and ran from 1995–1999.
She died at the age of 64.
The news was also confirmed by her pal Stephanie Perry Moore on Facebook, who wrote: “I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you, dear lady.
“Thanks for always checking on me and for showing me elegance and grace walking. I’ve got a heavy heart, but I’m blessed to be a part of the legacy you touched. I am better because I knew you.
“Heaven is richer.”
Cause of Death
The cause of her death has not yet been confirmed.
The news of Suzzanne’s sad passing was revealed by Roland Martin in a tweet on Tuesday.
“Sad news…actress @suzzannedouglas has passed away. Several of her family members confirmed on Facebook that the longtime actress has passed away at the age of 64.
“Many remember her as @larenztate’s mom and @joethemorton’s wife in The Inkwell,” it read.
Husband And Children
The late actress is survived by her neuro-radiologist husband Roy Jonathan Cobb, who she married in February 1989.
The pair also share one daughter named Jordan.
Suzzanne was the first African American to take on the role of Dr. Vivian Bearing in the stage production of Wit.
Suzzanne most recently appeared in the 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us as Grace Cuffe.
The 64-year-old was a patron of a number of organizations, including Girl Scouts of the USA, The National Council of Negro Women, national leadership, and honors organization Sigma Alpha Lambda and Jack and Jill of America.
The veteran actress’ husband tells TMZ … Suzzanne died Wednesday at her home in Martha’s Vineyard from complications of cancer. Her husband said, “Her energy and creativity will be missed by all.”
Suzanne’s cousin Angie Tee posted a heartwarming tribute to her on Facebook. Angie said, “She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world.”
She added, “I can remember growing up, there weren’t very many black actresses who had starring roles but there was my cousin with the lead role in “Tap” starring alongside great dancers such as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.”
Angie said Suzzanne “also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back.’ ‘The Inkwell,’ ‘Jason’s Lyric’ and so much more the list goes on. The world will miss your talent but your soul will live on forever Rest in Paradise my beautiful cousin Suzzane you will be missed RIP.”