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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Women’s organization honors Roach

Mississippi native, Florence Roach was honored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with the Shining Star Award at their Centennial Kick-Off Hollywood Gala held Jan. 1 in Los Angeles, Calif.  More than 2,000 people including notable celebrities, political figures and Delta Sigma Theta VIPs attended the gala co-chaired by Sheryl Lee Ralph.
Flo Roach was recognized for her performances on stage and on film.  In 2011, she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning movie, The Help.  She also appeared in Craig Brewer’s Black Snake Moan, several independent films and numerous stage productions and commercials.
A singer, director, producer, playwright, songwriter and comedienne as well as an actress, Roach produced, directed and starred her one-woman play, Calling All Men.  The play, which featured a cast of nearly 100 men, debuted at the Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis in June 2011.

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