Denise Dawes’ career in front of the camera included 122 film roles (on IMDb), going back to 1989 when she made her screen debut in a show called “Almost There!” After that, she began appearing in films and television shows throughout the 1990s, including Alf, Full House, Murphy Brown, two different bit parts in Seinfeld, and hits like Monk “. Dr. House”, “Law and Order” and many others. Dowse has also had a lot of voice work, as she has done voice work for Nickelodeon animated series such as Rugrats and Rocket Power. She was not new to feature films, as you might recognize her from her roles in Starship Troopers, Bio-Dome, and Sneakers.
Dawes’ untimely death ends a career that still had a lot of work to do. The deadline indicates that her feature-length directorial debut, the civil rights biopic Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story, is in post-production with a release date yet to be set.
“Denise Yvonne Dawes was the most wonderful sister, an excellent, celebrated actress, mentor and director. She was my best friend and the last member of the family. Denise loved all of you. I know she is watching us with all the love she is,” the sister wrote on Instagram. And her work in film and television will certainly be missed.