Nell Carter, 54; Tony-Winning Singer, Star of ‘Gimme a Break’ Los Angeles Times

After the death of Dolph Sweet after season 4, the series continued for a season with Nell as the sole head of the Kanisky household. For the final season, the show underwent a Retool, with most of the cast moving to New York City. A former manager of the Second City theater in Chicago, Arquette…