Denise Nicholas as school counselor Liz McIntyre from the groundbreaking television show, “Room 222” in September 1969. Ms. Nicholas also starred in - and wrote for - the drama, “In the Heat of the Night” in the 1980s and was once married to the singer-songwriter, Bill Withers. In 2005, she released her debut novel “Freshwater Road,” which was loosely based on her own life. The novel follows a young Michigan woman’s journey south as a volunteer during 1964’s “
Denise Nicholas (born Donna Denise Nicholas; July 12, 1944) is an American actress and social activist who was involved in the American Civil Rights Movement. She is known primarily for her role as high school guidance counselor Liz McIntyre on the ABC comedy-drama series Room 222, and for her role as Councilwoman Harriet DeLong on the NBC/CBS drama series In the Heat of the Night. #comedy #CivilRights
SIDNEY POITIER - Born: Sidney Tamiia Poitier, February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida. Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education & did menial jobs and slept in a bus terminal toilet in New York to join the American Negro Theatre. He progressed to one of the most respected figures in American cinema. Poitier's talent and integrity did much to break down racial barriers & in 1974, he was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire .
vintageblackglamour: Denise Nicholas, the actress best known for Room 222 and In the Heat of the Night, released her debut novel Freshwater Road in 2005. Loosely based on her own life, Freshwater Road follows a young Michigan woman’s journey south as a volunteer during 1964’s “Freedom Summer.” Denise Nicholas, the actress best known for Room 222 and In the Heat of the Night.