Yolanda Karr

From her obituary, June 25, 2003

Yolanda Karr, an actress who played many lead and featured roles on stage and television, died of cancer on Mon., June 9, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York. She was 66.Join Backstage to access work from home jobs you can apply to right now!

Among the plays Karr appeared in were “Boesman & Lena” (Best Actress, New Jersey Drama Critics Association), “Jamaica” (Audelco Award), and “Daddy’s Home” (Spotlight Award nominee). Her television appearances included “Law & Order” and “The Equalizer.” She also enjoyed roles in such films as “Ragtime,” “Moscow on the Hudson,” and “The Preacher’s Wife.”

A Philadelphia native, Karr earned her degree from the University of Pennsylvania before training at the American Conservatory Theatre with Lou Gossett and Max Glanville.

A jazz memorial service will be held at the Robeson Funeral Home, 396 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, NY, on Sat., June 28, at 12 noon.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Branches from the Same Tree 1980-81 Season
Actor Ladies in Waiting 1973-74 Season