A Different World: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of television series A Different World have died?

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television series

A Different World

Started 24 Sep 1987
Ended 10 Jul 1993
Released34 years, 3 months ago
Run span5 years, 9 months
Seasons 6
Episodes 144
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A Different World
A Different World
actress Jasmine Guy

About A Different World

A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The Cosby Show) that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically Black college in Virginia. It was inspired by student life at Hampton University, Spelman College, and Howard University. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and math whiz Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison).

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of A Different World:

Diahann Carroll
American actress, singer, model and activist (1935-2019)
Dead
Patti LaBelle
American singer and actress
Alive
Billy Dee Williams
American actor, artist, and singer
Alive
Phylicia Rashād
American actress and singer
Alive
Gladys Knight
American singer
Alive
Debbie Allen
American actress, choreographer, television director, television producer, singer, and dancer
Alive
Dean Cain
American actor
Alive
Marla Gibbs
American actress, singer
Alive
Ja'net DuBois
American actress
Dead
Debbi Morgan
American actress
Alive
Vanessa Bell Calloway
actress, dancer
Alive
Khandi Alexander
American dancer, choreographer, and actress
Alive
David Alan Grier
American actor and comedian
Alive
Keshia Knight Pulliam
American actress
Alive
Cindy Herron
American actress and singer
Alive
Nestor Carbonell
American actor
Alive
Kelly Jo Minter
American actress
Alive
Clyde Kusatsu
American actor and trade unionist
Alive
Theresa Randle
American actress
Alive
Adrienne-Joi Johnson
American actress
Alive
Charlayne Woodard
American actress
Alive
Tony Burton
American actor
Dead
Dawn Robinson
Anerican singer
Alive
Joe Morton
American actor
Alive
Richard Roundtree
American actor
Alive
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
American actor, director and musician
Alive
Gina Prince-Bythewood
American film director and screenwriter
Alive
Trina McGee-Davis
American actress
Alive
Obba Babatundé
American actor
Alive
Gretchen Palmer
American actress
Alive
Gary Dourdan
American actor
Alive
Eriq La Salle
American actor
Alive
Michael Ensign
American actor
Alive
Phill Lewis
Ugandan-American actor
Alive
Bumper Robinson
American actor
Alive
Toy Newkirk
American actress
Alive
Ernie Sabella
American actor
Alive
Aries Spears
American comedian
Alive
Alex Désert
American actor
Alive
K. Todd Freeman
American actor
Alive
Julius Carry
American actor
Dead
Sergio Kato
Brazilian actor
Alive
Allen Payne
Film and television actor
Alive
Rondell Sheridan
American Actor and Comedian
Alive
Troy Beyer
American actor, screenwriter and director
Alive
Michael Ralph
actor, comedian voice actor
Alive