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. Hollywood Beautiful, African American, Black Exploitation, Blaxploitation Actresses, Classic Beautiful, Vonetta Mcgee, Vintage Beautiful, Black History, Black Beautiful
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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."
Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald; Jun 3, 1906 – Apr 12, 1975) American-born dancer, singer, & actress, who became a citizen of France in 1937. She was first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall & to become a world-famous entertainer. During World War II, she served with French Red Cross, active member of French resistance, using her career as a cover, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music.
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".