Carter won a Tony and an Emmy, both of them for Ain’t Misbehavin’ (on Broadway and TV respectively).
From 1981 to 1987, she starred in the sitcom Gimme a Break!, in which she played a housekeeper and surrogate mother to the family of a widowed police chief.
I never really liked Gimme a Break! But I did like The Mary Tyler Moore Show—and in this video, Carter performs a soulful rendition of the MTM Show theme song.
Nell Carter sings “Love Is All Around,” the theme to The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1980s)