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Alfre Woodard. I would love to spend a day with her. I look up to her so much.

Alfre Woodard - an amazing actress! I would love to work with her one day.

Lucille Ball - Created a television dynasty & reached several "firsts." Nominated for Emmy Award 13 times, & won 4 times. 1977 Ball was among the 1st recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. Recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, Lifetime Achievement Award - Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 & the Governors Award from Academy of Television Arts & Science '89. Her shows never went out of syndication.

Angela Bassett, actress. ....who should have won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in "What's Love Got To Do With It?".... just sayin'. However, she was the first African-American to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for the film.

Viola Davis, award winning stage and film actress. She won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in King Hedley II, a 2nd Drama Desk Award for Intimate Apparel, and a 2nd Tony and a 3rd Drama Desk Award for Fences. Her films include Traffic, Antwone Fisher, Solaris, Doubt (and earned several honors, including 1st Academy Award nomination), and The Help (and garnered 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA Award nomination, 2nd Academy Award nomination, and a Golden Globe nomination).

Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932) is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s. Burstyn has worked consistently in film, television and theatre, receiving multiple awards and nominations along the way, including seven additional Golden Globe Award nominations, five Emmy Award nominations (one win), and two more Academy Award for Best Actress nominations. Burstyn is one the few actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting.

Alfre Woodard is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. Born: November 8, 1952 (age 62), Tulsa, OK

Elizabeth McGovern. @Victoriagracewoelfel she looks so cute in this picture!

Dorothy Dandridge (1922–1965) was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming only the third African American to receive a nomination in any Academy Award category (after Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters) at the time.

Alfre Woodard (12/10/2013) People (CTS)

Dorothy Dandridge | Black Hollywood Series by Black History Album, via Flickr

Diane Keaton won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. (Annie Hall 1977)