Rosalind Cash was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on December 31, 1938. After moving to New York City and attending City College she became a founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company.
She made her stage debut on Broadway in "The Wayward Stork" in 1966. She also appeared in "Fiorello!," "Ceremonies In Dark Old Men," and "Boseman & Lena."
Rosalind made her film debut in "Klute." She would later appear in "The Omega Man," "The New Centurions," "Uptown Saturday Night," "Cornbread, Earl & Me," "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai," "Amazing Grace," "Melinda" and "Tales From the Hood." Her telefilm credits include "Ceremonies In Dark Old Men," "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones," "The Sophisticated Gents," "Sister, Sister," "You Must Remember This," the PBS production of "Go Tell It On The Mountain" and Theater in America presentation of a New York Shakespeare Festival production of "King Lear."
Rosalindís tv guest appearances are numerous. They include "Good Times," "Kojak," "Starsky & Hutch," "Hill Street Blues," "The Cosby Show," "The Golden Girls," "China Beach," "Roc" and "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air." She had recurring roles in "A Different World" and "Family Ties." Rosalind was a series regular in "This Is The Life" and the daytime drama "General Hospital" where she portrayed family matriarch Mary Mae Ward.
Despite her refusal to portray stereotypical characters Rosalind always managed to find roles on stage, in film and on television. In 1987 she was awarded the Phoenix Award by the Black American Cinema Society in honor of her achievements and in 1992 she was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. She was also nominated for an Emmy for her work in the PBS production of "Go Tell It On The Mountain."
On October 31, 1995 Rosalind died of cancer at the age of 56 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Rosalind's film credits include the following:
- Circle of Pain (1996)(Tv Movie)
- Tales From The Hood (1995)
- A Dangerous Affair (1995)(Tv Movie)
- The Second Coming (1992)
- You Must Remember This (1992)(Tv Movie)
- Forced March (1989)
- Death Spa (1988)
- The Offspring (1987)
- Mighty Pawns (1987)(Tv Movie)
- Go Tell It On The Mountain (1985)(PBS Movie)
- The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
- Just an Overnight Guest (1983)(Tv Movie)
- Special Bulletin (1983)(Tv Movie)
- Sister, Sister (1982)(Tv Movie)
- Wrong Is Right (1982)
- Keeping On (1981)(Tv Movie)
- The Sophisticated Gents (1981)(Tv Movie)
- Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)(Tv Movie)
- Flashpoint (1979)(Tv Movie)
- The Class of Miss MacMichael (1978)
- Death Drug (1978)
- A Killing Affair (1977)(Tv Movie)
- Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
- Monkey Hustle (1976)
- Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (1975)(Tv Movie)
- Cornbread, Earl & Me (1975)
- Amazing Grace (1974)
- Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
- King Lear (1974)(Tv Movie)
- The All-American Boy (1973)
- Melinda (1972)
- Hickey & Boggs (1972)
- The New Centurions (1972)
- The Omega Man (1971)
- Klute (1971)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Rosalind:
Rosalind Cash@Internet Movie Database