Denise Dowse, director and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actress, dies at 64

“With a heavy heart I have to announce her passing away,” the actress’ sister Tracey Dowse stated in an announcement.

She additionally introduced her sister’s demise on the actress’ Instagram account, remembering her as an advocate for African American theater who was additionally devoted to sharing the occupation with kids. Dowse acted and directed for the Negro Ensemble Firm and directed performs for the Superb Grace Conservatory, an inner-city youth theatrical coaching program.

Dowse was well-known for her position as Mrs. Yvonne Teasley within the hit sequence “Beverly Hills, 90210” and lately appeared within the HBO comedy sequence “Insecure” as Molly Carter’s (Yvonne Orji) therapist. Along with performing roles in dozens of films and TV sequence, Dowse additionally directed movie, together with “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story,” which premiered in April on the Pan African Movie Pageant.

“I am so proud to have been her sister,” Tracey Dowse instructed CNN. “She lit up the stage and screen. She knew how to dance in life and see the joy. Something we can all learn from.”

Dowse’s supervisor, Sandra Siegal from Siegal Firm, remembered her consumer and good friend in an announcement Sunday.

“I am heartbroken at the loss of our brilliantly talented, beautiful, elegant, eloquent and loving Denise, who’ve I’ve had the joy and blessing of managing and collaborating on her career for over 25 years, as well as a personal friendship. I am at a loss, but have gained so much from knowing her. Denise’s legacy and memory will live on forever for she has truly touched so many,” Siegal stated.

All through her decades-long profession, Dowse appeared in a number of TV sequence, together with “Charmed,” “Girlfriends,” “The West Wing” and “Law and Order.” She additionally held roles in films together with “Pleasantville” and “Requiem for a Dream,” in accordance with her IMDB profile.