Happy 82nd Birthday to James Earl Jones! Mr. Jones, who is almost as handsome as his father, Robert Earl Jones (!), was born 82 years ago today in Arkabutla, Mississippi! This photo was taken on May 29, 1961 by Carl Van Vechten.
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.
Pearl Mae Bailey was a famous actress and singer and Louie Bellson was a famous jazz drummer, composer and bandleader. Bellson was Duke Ellington’s first white musician and met Bailey after being introduced by a trombone player. After a courtship lasting just four days they were married, in London.