Thelma Louise Carter

From her Obituary, August 7, 2005

THELMA LOUISE CARTER of Gary, Indiana Passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2005.

She was born July 16, 1945 graduated from Roosevelt High School Class of 1963. She was a member of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church; during her tenure there she was director of the theatre department.

She received her BS in theatre from Indiana University, Bloomington and her MA from the University of Louisville, KY. She was in completion of her Doctorate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She was a former teacher in the local Junior High and High Schools. She created a Black theatre course at the University of Louisville.

Thelma studied acting at Stella Adler Theatre Studio in New York and also studied the technique of British theatre in London, England. During her professional career, she has performed on and off-Broadway, appeared in major motion pictures, and had a recurring role in the soap opera “The Guiding Light” in the late eighties.

She moved to New York City in 1977, became an instructor of acting and an expert teacher of Shakespeare at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York. She later became the Director of Instructions there at the Academy until her retirement in May, 2005. She was a devoted, generous and loving sister, “A strong quiet warrior”. She is greatly loved and will be missed by many.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Long Time Since Yesterday 1984-85 Season
Actor Long Time Since Yesterday 1985-86 Season