Thursday, December 01, 2016

Debbie Allen And Phylicia Rashad Sisters

Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad are sisters.  Phylicia is Debbie's older sister.  She was born on June 19, 1948 and is currently 68-years-old.  Debbie was born on January 16, 1950 and is currently 66-years-old.  Similar to Empire star, Taraji P. Henson, Debbie and Phylicia both graduated from Howard University.


Debbie Allen is best known for her role as Lydia Grant on the television series Fame.  In 1980 she played the character in the film.  While her role in the movie was minor, she was a central figure in the television adaptation.  Phylicia is best known as everyone's favorite television mom, Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show.

Debbie Allen And Phylicia Rashad Sisters
Debbie Allen And Phylicia Rashad Sisters

The video below shows Debbie Allen present Taraji P. Henson with the "Big TV Star" honor at VH1's Big in 2015 award show:


Taraji reveals that she became pregnant while attending Howard University.  She didn't have any money to finish school but luckily she won The Dr. Andrew Allen Scholarship Fund.  Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad created the scholarship in memory of their father, Andrew Allen.

Maya Angelou Sorority

Maya Angelou became a honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha in 1983.  Rashad plays Diana DuBois on Empire.  If you saw episode 7 of the show's third season, "What We May Be" then you know that Phylicia's character is an AKA:


The following video discusses Debbie and Phylicia teaming up to lose weight.



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