Patti LaBelle joins 'American Horror Story'

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Patti LaBelle performs onstage at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

"American Horror Story," FX's scary anthology series, is known for packing its ranks with powerhouse actresses, like Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett, so why not add a powerhouse singer to the list?

Wynnewood's own Patti LaBelle was recently added to the upcoming season, subtitlted "Freak Show." She'll reportedly play the mother of Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe. LaBelle's character will not sing, but, according to TVLine, will play "a local townsperson who begins to unravel the murderous secrets of Twisty the clown killer."

LaBelle is not the first singer on the show. Last season's "Coven" featured a cameo by Fleetwood Mac's witchy woman Stevie Nicks. LaBelle has also logged screen credits before, including a role in the Outkast musical "Idlewild," and a regular spot on "A Different World" and a starring role on the sitcom "Out All Night."  "Freak Show," set for a fall premiere, also stars Lange, Bates, Bassett and "The Shield" star Michael Chiklis

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