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#Muse40for40: Phylicia Rashad (2001)

We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!


#10: Phylicia Rashad

By January Green

Phylicia Rashad is a television, film & Broadway actress, stage director & singer. Her role on NBC’s The Cosby Show (1984–92), earned her Emmy Award nominations in the mid ‘80s. In 2004, her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun won her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

“What I love about being an actress is being able to really look into myself and understand another human being.” -Phylicia Rashad

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January Green

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