Debbie Allen (b. 1950) is an Emmy award-winning actress, dancer, director, producer, and choreographer who appeared in the television series Fame.
She was interviewed in the Spring 1982 issue of Muppet Magazine. At the 2003 Celebration of Diversity Awards, she shared a kiss with Elmo.
Allen's Broadway credits include choreographing the ill fated musical Carrie (based on Stephen King's novel), appearing in Ain't Misbehavin', West Side Story, and Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Among her television credits are appearances on Everybody Hates Chris, The Cosby Show, and the Love Boat.
Debbie Allen with Elmo at the Celebration of Diversity Awards