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THE REAL BETTY BOOP: Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ”African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (Max Fleischer ) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was a Black Woman. Read more by clicking photo.

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."Baby Esther" Jones, the original Betty Boop, performed at The Cotton Club in the late 1920's

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Felicity Jones

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Grace Jones hanging out with Tina Turner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City after a show by Ms. Turner in May 1981. Photo: Time & Life Pictures

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Vintage Hollywood Glamour: Dorothy Dandridge

- Dorothy Dandridge - 1922-1965 - An American actress and popular singer. She was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. -

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