Dorothy Steel, an actress in Black Panther, has died. She was 95.
In the movie, she was the Elder of the Merchant Tribe Elder and a member of the Wakandan Tribal Council.
Steel, who did not begin acting until she was 88, also appeared in ‘Poms’ and ‘Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses.’
Steel’s agent Cindy Butler shared the news via an announcement on Facebook, writing that Steel died Friday morning at her home in Detroit.
Thank you Ms. Dorothy for giving me the opportunity to ride this wave with you,” wrote Butler. “Thank you for all the Casting Directors who hired Ms. Dorothy. Thank you to the world for loving on her from afar. I received calls from all over the world wanting to interview or do a Bio pic of her life. She was very selective.
Steel was born in 1926 and did not begin to pursue acting until she was 88. Her early credits included an episode of the TV series The Trouble With Going Somewhere, the TV movie Merry Christmas, Baby, and the film Daisy Winters.
Steve Harvey Finally Meets Viral 92-Year-Old ‘Black Panther’ Star
~ Video via Steve TV Show
Steve Harvey flew out 92-year-old Dorothy Steel, whose video asking him to have her on his show went viral. If it worked for the ‘Black Panther’ casting department, it works for Steve!
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