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Armelia Audrey McQueen was an American actress, best known for her roles in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin and the film Ghost, in which she starred with Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze.

For Disney, she played the Red Queen in Adventures in Wonderland, Uh-Oa in The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management), and Curvacia in That's So Raven.

Early life and career[]

She was born on January 6, 1952 in Southern Pines, North Carolina to James and Kathleen McQueen. Her parents divorced, and her mother married Robert Brown in New York. As a child, she was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she performed in church plays. She attended P.S. 44 and P.S. 258 and graduated from New York City's Central Commercial High School in 1969. Afterwards, McQueen briefly enrolled at the Fashion Industry School, where she majored in fashion design. In 1972, she attended the Herbert Berghoff Drama School. McQueen's acting career began when she was hired for a role in the production of Hot & Cold Heroes. She was then hired in 1976 for the role of Tune Ann in the cult classic film Sparkle. Then, in 1978, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of Ain't Misbehavin', appearing alongside Irene Cara, Ken Page, and Nell Carter. She went on to win a Theater World Award for Best Debut Performance and appeared in several Broadway productions. She also appeared with the national touring companies of the following shows South Pacific, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hair.

Roles[]

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