Gloria Foster, actress. In films, she is best known for portraying the original role of The Oracle in The Matrix & The Matrix Reloaded before she died. She is also widely known for her performances both on & off Broadway, including her acclaimed roles in plays In White America, A Raisin in the Sun, & Having Our Say, winning 3 Obie Awards for them. She had appeared on The Cosby Show, L&O, I Spy, The Cool World, & The Mod Squad, where she met her husband, actor Clarence Williams III. R.I.P.