Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph onto Wall of Fame • Caribbean Life

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The Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted Jamaican American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph into its “Wall of Fame” in commemoration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations.

Ralph was born in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of Ivy, a fashion designer, and Stanley Ralph, a college professor.

Her father was African-American and her mother Afro-Jamaican, ICS said, adding that Ralph was raised between Mandeville, Jamaica, and Long Island.

Ralph, who attended Uniondale High School in Uniondale, New York, starred in a high-school production of the musical Oklahoma!, portraying Ado Annie, ICS said. She graduated in 1972.

Earlier that year, ICS said Ralph was crowned Miss Black…

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