From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Hopkins, Telma

(born: 1948) 

Telma Hopkins was born in Louisville, KY. She was a session singer in Detroit, mostly with the Motown label, before she became a member of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn (Michael Anthony Orlando Cassivitis, Joyce Vincent and Telma Hopkins). Their 1970 single "Knock Three Times" sold a million copies the first month after it was released, but their biggest hit was "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," released in 1973. The group had a television program from 1974-1976 before their break-up in 1977. Telma Hopkins went on to have a successful career as a sitcom actress in television shows such as "Gimme a Break" and "Family Matters" plus guest appearances on other shows. She was the character Daisy in the television mini-series "Roots: the Next Generation." For more see Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines, vol. 25, Sept. 1999 - Aug. 2000; TV Guide, vol. 51, issue 46 (November 15-21, 2003), p. 15; and Who's Who Among African Americans, 1989-2006.

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References

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NKAA Source: Knock three times (song)
NKAA Source: Tie a yellow ribbon (song)
NKAA Source: Gimme a break (television series program)
NKAA Source: Family matters (television series program)
NKAA Source: Roots: the next generation (videorecording)
NKAA Source: Biography index; a cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines (periodical)
NKAA Source: TV guide (periodical)
NKAA Source: Who's who among African Americans

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“Hopkins, Telma,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 22, 2019, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/46.

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