Montrose Hagins guest starred as Libby in the Season 3 episode of "The Golden Girls" titled "Mixed Blessings".
|Born:||May 5, 1924|
|Died||October 24, 2012(aged 88)|
|Death Location||Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Television/film and stage actress|
|Appeared on/Involved with:||The Golden Girls|
Montrose Hagins (May 5, 1924 - October 24, 2012) was an African-American television actress. Hagins either starred and been a guest on popular television shows such as: Seinfeld, Roc, 227, Sister, Sister, The Hughleys, The Jamie Foxx Show, What's Happening Now, The Sinbad Show, The Famous Jett Jackson. She also became the replacement for Rosetta LeNoire as Leola Henderson-Forbes in the final season on Amen. Her television credits also include more guest spots on shows such as: E/R, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Hunter, Malcolm & Eddie, and Moesha. The Golden Girls, she appeared as Libby in the Season 3 episode "Mixed Blessings"
Hagins, who was one of five siblings, was the daughter of an Episcopal minister. Prior to becoming an actress, Hagins, who was a longtime friend of fellow veteran African-American character actresses Rosetta LeNoire (of ABC-TV's Family Matters) and Esther Rolle (known as Florida Evans of CBS-TV's Good Times TV series fame), was a 4th grade teacher at Williams Elementary School in Gary, Indiana. She also was a board member for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. She also was a staunch liberal Democrat and African American Rights Activist.
She retired from acting in 2005, and then spending the last years of her life living in an antique farmhouse in Pennsylvania. Hagins reportedly had three homes which consisted of a summer and fall house in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as well as two homes in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and a beach house in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. She is buried at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
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