Vonetta McGee (born Lawrence Vonetta McGee), actress. She is known for her roles in Blaxploitation films Melinda, Thomasine & Bushrod, Blacula, Hammer, & Shaft in Africa; Italian films Faustina & Il Grande Silenzo; the action thriller The Eiger Sanction, opposite Clint Eastwood; & the TV series Bustin' Loose with Richard Pryor. She was named after her father, Lawrence, and was married to actor Carl Lumbly (agent Marcus Dixon on the TV series Alias) until she died of cardiac arrest. R.I.P. Blaxploit Actresses, Black Legacy, Africans American, Vonetta Mcgee, Google Search, Vintage Beautiful, Black History, Black Beautiful, Black Exploit
Though Julia (1968-71, NBC) is now remembered as being a groundbreaking TV series, while on the air, it was derided by critics for being apolitical and unrealistic. Diahann Carroll herself remarked in 1968, "At the moment we're presenting the white Negro. And he has very little Negroness."
Vonetta McGee, 1972-Vonetta Lawrence McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress. She is best known for her roles during the 1970s, which included blaxploitation films such as Hammer, Melinda, Blacula, Shaft in Africa and 1974's Thomasine & Bushrod alongside her then-boyfriend Max Julien. She was a regular on the 1987 Universal Television situation comedy Bustin' Loose, starring as Mimi Shaw for its first and only season (1987-1988).
Esther Williams in 'The Unguarded Moment' (1956) -Having made a name off her talent as a swimming beauty, by 1955 Williams had completed her contract with MGM and found her watery vehicles on the wane. So, it was quite a gutsy move to accept the offer from Universal to do this sex infused psychological thriller.
Jacob Lawrence- Influential African American artist known for his "Migration" series
Vonetta McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.
Josephine Baker (6-3-06 to 4-12-75) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.
Harry Belefonte | Black Hollywood Series Harold George Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is an American musician, actor and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican musicians in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing the "Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O".