WBGO and the Leisure World mourn the lack of TV, Movie and Stage Actress and Singer and Jazz Educator and Supporter Suzzanne Douglas

WBGO and the entertainment industry mourn the loss of actress and signatory Suzzanne Douglas, who was best known for her leading role in the Robert Townsend sitcom “The Parent ‘Hood.

Suzzanne Douglas died yesterday at the age of 64. Her loving husband Jono says Suzzanne died Tuesday of cancer-related complications in her vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. In an interview on WBGO in 2017, she confirmed her love for jazz as a performer, teacher and student.

“Historical, vital, necessary. Those are words that come to mind when I think of jazz, but of WBGO.”

Douglas has had many television roles and was a huge hit at the George Street Playhouse where she talked about how to engage audiences after the show ended. In this case, it was American Son at the George Street Playhouse.

“I want people to get out of the theater not only to have a dialogue about the show, but also to be very proactive at home with their kids and then bring it to their communities.”

A caring and special lady who even played the role of Billie Holiday at GSP. She is greatly missed and our hearts are with her family.

You can hear the entire 2017 interview with Suzzanne Douglas and John Bolger at https://www.wbgo.org/show/wbgo-journal/2017-02-10/emotions-run-high-in-george-street-playhouses-american-son.