Birth Name: Nell Ruth Hardy
Date of Birth: September 13, 1948
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Date of Death: January 23, 2003
Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California
Ethnicity: African-American (converted to Judaism)
Nell Carter was an American actress and singer.
Nell was born into a Christian family. She converted to Judaism in the 1980s, while married to her first husband, a Conservative Jew (who tried to convince her not to do so). Nell was a practicing Jew until her death.
Nell was the daughter of Edna Mae (Lee) and Horace Lee Hardy.
Nell’s father was adopted by his own grandparents, Ed Hardy and Francis/Frances Haleness.
Nell’s maternal grandparents were Josh Lee and Edna.
Sources: Article about Nell’s Judaism – http://www.interfaithfamily.com
Marriage record of Nell’s parents – https://familysearch.org
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