Deborrah Kaye “Debbie” Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She is perhaps best known for her work on the 1982 musical-drama television series Fame, where she portrayed dance teacher Lydia Grant and served as the series' principal choreographer. She is the younger sister of actress/director/singer Phylicia Rashād.
She also directed several episodes of That's So Raven, including "Be Prepared", "The Four Aces", "Boyz 'N Commotion", "The Road to Audition", and "A Goat's Tale".
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