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Debbie Allen

Allen in December 2010
Personal information
Birth nameDeborrah Kaye Allen
Birth dateJanuary 16, 1950(age 66)
Place of birthHouston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress, choreographer, television director, television producer
Spouse-Win Wilford-1975-1983
-Norm Nixon-1984-

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:This article is about the actress/dancer/choreographer. For the country music singer, see Deborah Allen.

Deborrah Kaye “Debbie” Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She is perhaps best known for her work on the 1982 musical-drama television series Fame, where she portrayed dance teacher Lydia Grant, and served as the series' principal choreographer. She is the younger sister of actress/singer Phylicia Rashād.


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