Frances Foster was an American actress, best known for appearances in All My Children (1970), Guiding Light (1952) and Malcolm X (1992).
Foster was born Frances Helen Brown in Yonkers, New York, the daughter of George H. Brown, a postal worker, and Helen E. Brown.
She trained at the American Theatre Wing in Manhattan, 1949-52 and appeared on stage in 1955, making her debut in Dolly May in The Wisteria Trees at the City Center Theater. Foster was a co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company, appearing in 25 of its productions between 1967 and 1986.
Foster and Lynne Thigpen were awarded the 1996 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for “Having Our Say” at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. She also received the best actress award for Do Lord Remember Me, and the best director award in 1983 for Hospice.
She was married to Robert Stansfield Foster. Frances Foster died on June 17, 1997, in Fairfax, Virginia.