Bebe Moore Campbell was a bestselling author and a journalist. Her nonfiction
work appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles
Times, Ms., Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Working Mother, USA Weekend,
and Adweek, among other publications. She was a regular contributor to
National Public Radio.
Campbell was born and grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught elementary and middle school for five years. She lived in Los Angeles with her husband, Ellis Gordon, Jr., her daughter, the actress Maia Campbell, and a son, Ellis Gordon III.
She died at home in Los Angeles, of brain cancer, on November 27, 2006. She had been diagnosed in February 2006.
'My wife was a phenomenal woman who did it her way,' husband Ellis Gordon Jr. said in a statement. 'She loved her family and her career as a writer."
She is survived by her husband; her son; her daughter; her mother, Doris Moore; and two grandchildren.
Your Blues Ain't Like Mine (1992)
Brothers and Sisters (1994)
Singing in the Comeback Choir (1998)
What You Owe Me (2001)
Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry (2003)
72 Hour Hold (2005)
Stompin' at the Savoy (2006)
Successful Women, Angry Men (1987)
Sweet Summer (1989)
Esther Goes on the Offensive (1994).
This biography was last updated on 06/16/2011.
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