Daily Trivia – 9/12/11

Question: Who swore off sitcoms after a short, unhappy stint as Frankie on Benson, until he got his own show nine years later?

Last Question: What sitcom featured Sabrina Le Beauf, after she beat out Whitney Houston for the role of Sondra?

Answer: The Cosby Show

Sabrina Le Beauf auditioned for the role of Sondra in 1984, and almost missed the role because she was only 10 years younger than Phylicia Rasha-d, who played her mother, Clair Huxtable.

But, according to People Magazine, Bill Cosby was so impressed with her, that she won the role, beating out Whitney Houston. “When Sabrina came in, we all recognized that this was an actress. She is thoroughly learned.” As poised Sondra, who graduated from Princeton, wed beau Elvin Tibideaux (Geoffrey Owens) and gave birth to twins, Le Beauf was a role model to her costars, Malcom-Jamal Warner says. “You could tell she wasn’t in the business to get rich and famous.”

After The Cosby Show, Sabrina Le Beauf did not appear in much else. She played Ensign Giusti in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and she performs with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.

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