Telma Hopkins is an American actress and singer. She gained fame when she was a member of the band Tony Orlando and Dawn. She also has several memorable roles to her credit which added to her popularity.
Telma Hopkins-childhood, education
Telma Hopkins was born on 28 October 1948 in Louisville in Kentucky. There are no details available on her parents and siblings or other family members. As regards her high school and college education, there is no information. She has an American nationality but her ethnicity is not known.
Telma Hopkins –musical career
Telma Hopkins began as a backup singer in Detroit, Michigan. Many of the hit songs released by Golden World and Motown Records had her vocals. She was also a vocalist with The Four Tops and Marvin Gaye. She and Joyce Vincent Wilson were recruited by the band Tony Orlando to launch the group called Dawn. Her vocal was part of several of the hit songs of this group.
Telma Hopkins-acting career
Telma debuted as Daisy in the miniseries on ABC called Roots: The Next Generations in the year 1979. She was with Eileen Brennan on the sitcom which aired on ABC and was called A New Kind of Family. She was also cast along with Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari in another sitcom on ABC which was called Bosom Buddies. This was a comedy series but was canceled after two seasons in the year 1982. In the early 1980s, Telma also starred in The Love Boat, The New Odd Couple, and Fantasy Island. Her great acting was also seen in Family Matters from 1989-1997, Gimme a Break! From 1983-1987, and had a lead role in Getting by which was aired from 1993 to 1994.
She was a cast member on Half and Half and Partners (2014). She also had roles in The Wood in 1999 and The Love Guru in 2008. She has earned a decent sum of money through her various acting and singing roles but the exact value of her net worth is not known.
Telma Hopkins-personal life, boyfriend, relationships, marriage, children
Telma was married to Donald B Allen in 1970. The couple started off on a happy note and has a son together. But in seven years’ time, things went sour and they split in 1977. After her breakup with Donald, she seems to have not entered into any other relationship and is a divorcee at the moment.
Telma has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches. Her weight and other body measurement details are not known. She has brown hair and eyes. Telma has some social media presence. She holds an Instagram and Twitter account though these could not be verified.
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