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DR DANIELLE SPENCER IS LIVING TO WIN

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Created September 21, 2018
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DR. DANIELLE SPENCER IS LIVING TO WIN!
….LOSING IS NOT AN OPTION…
IN HER TIME OF NEED WILL YOU HELP OUR FRIEND AND ENTERTAINER WHO KEPT MANY OF US WITH SMILES ON OUR FACES

In the mid to late 1970s, American actress Dr. Danielle Spencer played the character "Dee" who was the personification of the typical annoying bratty little sister on ABC's hit show What's Happening. The comedy series centered around teenagers and their antics while growing up in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. The role of "Dee Thomas," became an American household name and her character was most notably known for her wisecracking banter.

Exactly 42 years to the date of her major car accident in 1976 resulting in the untimely death of her stepfather , actor Tim Pelt and leaving her in a coma for three weeks, a broken leg, arm and pelvis, Dr. Danielle Spencer started experiencing massive debilitating headaches. After going back and forth to the doctor for medicine, the headaches persisted until last week when she became unconscious. These headaches left her unresponsive and caused her to almost succumb to her illness. With quick action from expert doctors, they did emergency brain surgery removing a bleeding hematoma that formed due to the car accident 42 years ago.

The surgery was a success and she must now heal and recover. As of today it is not known how long she will be in recovery because of her recent bout with cancer and spinal cord injury.

Friends of Dr. Danielle have started this page as they are all claiming a successful prognosis but she will continue to have a long recovery in physical rehabilitation and funds will help with treatment and medication.

Danielle has lent her talents to various television and film projects, which included a guest appearance as a veterinarian in Jack Nicholson's film "As a Good As It Gets" (1997) and Peter Rabbit and the Crucifix (2001). Over the years Danielle has appeared in NBC's soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (2001). She was featured in USA's TV Land Confidential: Untold Stories" (2007). She was also recognized for her trademark phrase "Oooh I'm Gonna Tell Mama" on the TV miniseries "What’s Happening” 100 Greatest Quotes and Catch Phrases" (2006). Danielle kept busy as a child star making guest appearances on such iconic shows such as "The Brady Bunch Special (1977), Christmas at Walt Disney-world (1978), "The Tap Dance Kid" (1978), USA's "The Family Feud" (1979) and "Soul Train" (1987). Danielle was recognized with an award at the fourth annual "The TV Land Awards" in 2006 for the brattiest kid on television: an achievement she truly relishes. In 1993 Danielle became a doctor of veterinary medicine, a life long dream and she has practiced over 25 years. As an ICON whose memorable work on the show What's Happening, her career as a veterinarian and author will be preserved, remembered, researched and exhibited for years to come. Enduring adversity, Dr. Spencer's strength to overcome is apparent. On the rise, she will not let her disability and illness stop her as she recently starred in Jeremy Cormier's "Even A Good Man Is Tempted."
In addition Dr Danielle has the distinction of being the first black female child to star regularly in a television series as exhibited in the National Museum of African American history and culture in Washington DC.

READ MORE ON DR. SPENCER:
BlackAmericaWeb.com 
Ricky Smiley Morning Show 
The Doctors TV
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