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Dr. Danielle Spencer - former sitcom childstar from What's Happening?

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Dr. Danielle Spencer, former sitcome childstar from "What's Happening?" joins GD on A Touch of Grace the afternoon of Monday, 4/21/2014, at 1:30PM [Pacific Standard Time] to discuss life in and out of the spotlight.

Spencer attended the University of California-Davis two years (1983–85) to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, a pursuit encouraged by her late stepfather. She later took a break from her studies to participate in the revival of her character, Dee, in What's Happening Now!! (1985–1988). While matriculating her sophomore year, Danielle pledged and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Spencer attended Tuskegee University Veterinary School, in Tuskegee, Alabama and became a veterinarian in 1996. She also portrayed a veterinarian in the films As Good as It Gets in 1997 and Peter Rabbit and the Crucifix in 2001.

Spencer, as Danielle Spencer, has published a book about her life as a Child Star entitled: Through the Fire: Journal of a Child Star.

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