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Margaret Avery
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    Born in Mangum, Oklahoma
    Nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Shug Avery in 'The Color Purple' (1985)
    Also appeared in the films 'Hell Up in Harlem' (1972), 'Magnum Force' (1973), 'Which Way Is Up?' (1977), 'The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh' (1979), 'The Return of Superfly' (1990), 'The Jacksons: An American Dream' (1992), 'Cyborg 3' (1994), 'White Man's Burden' (1995), 'Love Kills' (1998) and 'Meet the Browns' (2008)
    She will not reveal her year of birth.
    Despite her Oscar nomination, her career did not take off after 'The Color Purple.'
    She took out an Oscar campaign ad that started, 'Dear God: I knows dat I been blessed by Alice Walker, Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones.'
    She won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for her performance in the play 'Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?' (1973)
    She said of her 'Dear God' letter, 'That ad cost me a kitchen stove. It's easy to give lip service to thanking God, but I wanted to do something that would force me to give up something.'
    She has a master's degree in marriage, family and child therapy and works with battered women and at-risk teenagers in Los Angeles.

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