One-half of Dawn of the singing group Tony Orlando and Dawn
Sang background vocals on Johnnie Taylor's certified platinum single, "Disco Lady."
Telma Hopkins Detailed Biography -
Telma Hopkins (born October 28, 1948) is an African American singer and television actress. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
She started her career as one of the members in the 1970s pop group Tony Orlando and Dawn. Hopkins segued into television in the 1980s, with parts on Bosom Buddies and Gimme a Break!
In 1989, she was introduced to another generation as restaurant owner Rachel Crawford on the sitcom Family Matters. She played the role until 1993, when she was given her own show, Getting By. After Getting By's cancellation, Hopkins returned to Family Matters as a semi-regular character until 1997. Today, she is showcased on the UPN sitcom Half & Half and has appeared in feature films such as The Best Man.