Actress, singer and dancer Paula Kelly passed away over the weekend. She was 77. According to the Los Angeles' Ebony Repertory Theatre, Kelly died as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
One of the most visible African American actresses of the 1970s, Kelly appeared in several films and starring alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including: 'The Andromeda Strain,' 'Soylent Green' and 'Uptown Saturday Night,' playing alongside Sidney Poitier. She also co-choreographed with Michael Kidd on BBC's 1976 presentation of 'Peter Pan.'