Gloria Foster (November 15, 1933 – September 29, 2001) played The Oracle during the first two Matrix movies. In 2001 she died from diabetes, and was replaced by Mary Alice in Revolutions.

Early life Edit

Gloria Foster was born in Chicago, Illinois. As a young child she was put into custody of her mother's grandparents. Gloria Foster never knew who her father was and she moved to Janesville, Wisconsin after her mother was hospitalized for a mental illness. She attended the University of Illinois.

Filmography Edit

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Gloria Foster playing the Oracle in The Matrix

Film Edit

  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003) as The Oracle
  • The Matrix (1999) as The Oracle
  • City of Hope (1991) as Jeanette
  • Leonard Part 6 (1987) as Medusa
  • Man and Boy (1972) as Ivy Revers
  • The Angel Levine (1970) as Sally
  • The Comedians (1967) as Mrs. Philipot
  • Nothing But a Man (1964) as Lee
  • The Cool World (1964) as Mrs. Custis

Television Edit

  • Percy & Thunder (1993) as Sugar Brown
  • Law & Order (1992) as Mrs. Tate
  • Separate But Equal (1991) as Buster
  • The Cosby Show (1987) as Dr. Barbara Bracy
  • The Atlanta Child Murders (1985 miniseries) as Camille Bell
  • House of Dies Drear (1984) as Sheila Small
  • The Files on Jill Hatch (1983) as Mrs. Hatch
  • Top Secret (1978) as Judith
  • To All My Friends on Shore (1972) as Serena
  • I Spy (1968) as Shana
  • The Bill Cosby Show (1970 TV series) as Dolores Winters
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