As well as appearing in front of the camera, Denise Dowse directed a number of projects like “Recorded In Hollywood,” a stage musical about pioneer rock n’ roll radio host and record store owner John Dolphin, and “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story,” which celebrated its world premiere on April 19, 2022 at the 30th Pan African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles. The film about gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson starred Grammy winner Ledisi in the title role and Columbus Short as Dr. Martin Luther King, along with Janet Hubert, Keith David, and Corbin Bleu.
Dowse is also remembered for the impact she left on the industry in between takes. On the post announcing her death, her “Beverly Hills 90210” co-star Ian Ziering said:
My scenes with Denise will always be remembered with the utmost in respect for her talent, and fondness for the loving soul she was. Some of my heartiest off camera laughs were between she and I hammering out the discipline her Mrs. Teasley would dish out to my Steve Sanders.
On the same post, “Insecure” star and co-creator Issa Rae also shared her condolences, saying, “Sending you much love. Ms. Denise will be so missed and her impact will be felt for generations. I am forever thankful for her guidance.”
Whether she was playing a judge, a doctor, a mom, or an angel, Denise Dowse was a loving and protective force in both the fictional world and the real world. We at /Film send our condolences to her family and loved ones.
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