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  • Nell Carter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Nell Carter, the African American Jew best known for bawdy turns in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" and the 1980s sitcom "Gimme A Break!" died Jan. 23 of uncertain causes. She was 54.

    The stout, sassy singer-actress -- who won a 1978 Tony Award for "Misbehavin'" spent the...