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.
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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."
Young Diahann Carroll, 1954 ; Black Hollywood Series: Diahann Carroll (born 1935) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Notable stage and film and TV credits: Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy & Bess (1959), No Strings (1962), Julia (1968), Claudine (1974), Dynasty (1980's).