Andrew Arthur Allen Sr. was born on July 30, 1921. He is the father of American actress, singer, and producer Debbie Allen. His other children include Andrew Arthur Allen Jr, Phylicia Rashad, and Hugh Allen. Andrew. Andrew Allen Sr’s wife was Vivian Allen, an American classicist, cultural activist, and poet.
Education and Career.
Andrew must have studied in good schools to join Howard University; he graduated in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree in dentistry. He practiced dentistry up to his death. He was also an orthodontist.
Andrew Arthur’s children have done well in different fields, but the notable and more famous ones are her two daughters, Phylicia and Debbie Allen, both actresses.
Debbie Allen started dancing at 12; she auditioned several times for ballet schools and was denied admission; she decided to focus on her studies and later ventured into acting. On education, Andrew Allen’s daughter is an alumnus of Howard University; she also studied at the University of North Carolina School of Arts.
Phylicia, the firstborn daughter of Andrew Arthur Allen Sr, took to social media on Father’s Day to celebrate her father. She has achieved great success as an actress, and her net worth is approximately 55 million dollars.
Debbie Allen’s Career
Andrew’s daughter started her acting career by appearing on Broadway theatre, making her debut in 1970. She featured in other shows, and in 1980, she won a Drama Desk Award for her performance on West Side Story.
Debbie made her debut on TV when she featured on the sitcom Good Times and later appeared on the show 3 Girls 3. She also portrayed the wife of Haley in the miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. Andrew Allen Sr’s daughter had a supporting role in the comedy film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.
In 1982, Debbie Allen started featuring in the film Fame as Lydia Grant. For the five years the show ran, she was nominated four times for Emmy Awards for Best Actress. Debbie was also a choreographer of the film Fame and won three awards for her outstanding choreography, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
After her 5-year time in Fame, Andrew Allen’s daughter decided to focus on choreography, choreographing Stephen King’s Carrie. Debbie was the choreographer for ten years for the Academy Awards show.
Besides acting and choreographing, Debbie Allen produced and directed the series, A Different World. For a multitalented person like Debbie, she has achieved great success in every field she has worked in; for instance, in music, she has released several songs and some albums.
Despite her age, she is still active in what she loves doing. Given the career she has had, she has gotten good fortune from it, and her net worth is around 5 million dollars, and she has gotten it through acting, choreographing, producing, and directing.
He died on October 14, 1983, aged 62, and was buried at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, US.