It was sad to hear that Lynne Thigpen, the wonderful stage, TV and film actress, died suddenly yesterday. While she was a Tony-winning actress and had a role on CBS's "The District," she is close to Gothamist's heart as the hard-boiled, no nonsense Chief from "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" Based on the seminal children's computer game, the show was a mix of social studies game show and international intrigue, PBS style.
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There were movie rumors years back, about a live-action version with Sandra Bullock.
Rockapella contributed catchy songs to the show, including the theme song, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?