Clarice Taylor (September 20, 1917 – May 30, 2011) was an American stage, film and television actress.
Clarice Taylor was known for her recurring role on television on The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable (Bill Cosby)’s mother, Anna Huxtable. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1986 for the role. She also played Harriet on Sesame Street and appeared as Grady’s cousin Emma on Sanford and Son.
In 1971 she played Birdie in Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty For Me. Taylor appeared in the hit musical The Wiz, as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.
Clarice Taylor Cause of Death
Taylor died on May 30, 2011 of heart failure. She was survived by her two sons, William and James, and five grandchildren. Clarice Taylor was 93 years old at the time of her death.
Purlie! "The World is Comin’ to a Start" (Don Scardino – 1981 TV Cast)
Clarice Taylor (as Idella) appears at 1:38