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Marpessa Dawn 1930s

Beauty that took your breath away. Star of iconic Brazilian film "Black Orpheus"

Casual Portrait of Actress Dorothy Dandridge at Home by Allan Grant

Casual Portrait of Actress Dorothy Dandridge at Home

vintageblackglamour: The one and only Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on this day 90 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio. She is pictured at home in 1954 in a photo by Allan Grant.

Cicely Tyson, 78, just won a Tony for best Actress in a Featured Role, 2013

Bella Donna: Cicely Tyson

Francis Evett - actress of the 1900's

Francine Everett, African-American actress and singer best known for performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences.

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Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 1922 – September was an American actress and singer and the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The ravishing Lena Horne. We should all age so gracefully.

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 1917 – May American Singer, Actress, Dancer, And Civil Rights Activist


Pam Grier will take the stage to discuss her storied career, illustrated by clips from some of her most audacious and unforgettable performances.

Marpessa Dawn (1934-2008)

Marpessa Dawn (January 1934 – August also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor, was an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer, best remembered for her role in the film Black Orpheus

For more than 50 years, Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade, have shared a marriage filled with theater, dance, art, travel, and a true meeting of the minds. She is an iconic dancer, teacher, choreographer and visual artist. He is a dancer, choreographer, painter, avid art collector, actor, Tony Award-winning director and costume designer. Read their story at the link.

Geoffrey Holder (RIP) & his wife Carmen de Lavallade married for 59 years!

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Marla Gibbs

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