Lynda Gravátt, 'Sex and the City' Actress and Broadway Star, Dead at 77

Lynda Gravatt

Lynda Gravátt, notable Harlem-born Broadway actress with credits in 45 Seconds From Broadway, Doubt, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has died. She was 77.

News of her death was confirmed in a social media statement from The National Black Theater announcing that Gravátt died Friday, Feb. 23. Her son, David Gravátt, also confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter, sharing that his mother passed away at a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Gravátt was particularly known for her notable stage performances in a myriad of shows, including the original Broadway production of The King and I, which she appeared in when she was only four years old.

Her other Broadway credits include King Hedley II, in addition to the aforementioned roles, plus memorable Off-Broadway roles in The Old Settler, Crowns, Intimate Apparel, Miss Witherspoon, The Little Foxes, Skeleton Crew, The House That Will Not Stand, and more, per Playbill

In addition to memorable stage roles, Gravátt appeared as a guest star on a number of popular TV shows, including Sex and the City in 2002. More of her small screen credits include Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Elementary, Person of InterestMadam Secretary, and most recently, East New York. 

Gravátt, who also dabbled in film, appeared in 2010's The Bounty Hunter, 2011's Violet & Daisy and 2013's Delivery Man, among others.

She is survived by her sons David and Oge, her grandchildren Josephine, Lucas, Ishmale, Ishana and Isabella, and her half-sister, June Cross.

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