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She is the only Black actress to win the category and also the most nominated. In 1973, Fisher won another Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama, becoming one of only two Black women (Diahann Carroll was the other)  to win in that category. Fisher married several times, and her marriage to personal manager Joe Levy led to two daughters.

Her career waned after Mannix’s on-air run ended, and she appeared in bit roles over the years with the last occurring in 1993. Fisher succumbed to kidney failure in 2000 at age 65.


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