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Phylicia Rashad on directing 'Immediate Family' at Mark Taper Forum
Phylicia Rashad on directing 'Immediate Family' at Mark Taper Forum

Poet Vivian Ayers once told her daughter Phylicia Rashad that being an actress made her one of the "magic" people. "I said, 'What do you mean, Mama?'" said Rashad. "She said, 'You create so much out of nothing.'" And for the majority of her career, the 66-year-old Rashad was content being a "magic person." She didn't harbor any secret desire to follow in her younger sister Debbie Allen's footsteps and become a director. Allen directed and co-starred with Rashad in the 2001 PBS drama "The Old Settler" and directed her on Broadway in the 2008 revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." "I was having so...

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