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Jeri Gray; Dancer and Actress in Films, TV

August 13, 1997

Jeri Gray, 72, dancer and actress whose career ranged from Harlem's Apollo Theater to television. Gray, whose real name was Jeruth Persson and who was often called "Ms. Jeri," danced at several Eastern theaters in her youth, including Broadway appearances with Sammy Davis Jr. in "Mr. Wonderful." More recently, she had appeared in the feature film "Short Cuts" and in guest roles on the television series "Martin," "Sister, Sister," "Fresh Prince," "Sinbad" and "A Different World." She was also in videos starring Janet Jackson, Elton John and Milton Berle. On Friday in Los Angeles of a heart attack.

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