Discover and save creative ideas
    Related Pins
    • LaLa DaDivine Diva

      •*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.• =^..^=Sexy Eartha Kit=^..^= •*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨`*•.¸¸.•

    • Adelaidebeatrice Laing

      Carl Van Vechten - Eartha Kitt, 1954

    More from this board

    Rosetta LeNoire August 8,1911:Rosetta LeNoire was born. She was a stage, screen, and television actress, as well as a Broadway producer and casting agent. She passed away in 2002 at age 90.

    Oscar Micheaux was a writer, director, producer of more than 44 films-1919 & 1948. His films dealt w/ the African American struggle for equality in a hostile world. His 2nd film, Within Our Gates, is often considered his response to D.W. Griffith’s racist classic, Birth of a Nation. His film depicts lynchings & the rape of black women by white men in 1920. Micheaux was definitely not afraid to stir up controversy and was a ground-breaking artist who paved the way for black directors to come.

    A young Ruby Dee

    Audra McDonald just became the first black actress to win five Tony Awards. You may also know McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett in the drama “Private Practice” by Shonda Rhimes. The Best Performance Tony award-winning production for McDonald this year was Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”

    Theresa Harris: Hardest-working woman in Hollywood, appearing in close to 90 films, working every major studio w/ most of the big stars. Respected by studio exec's, producers, directors, co-workers alike, sometimes went out of their way to get her more lines & screen time. Harris married a doctor, retired from movies in late '50s, living comfortably after having carefully invested money made during movie career. Wikipedia

    Leading Hollywoodland ladies Lena Horne & Hazel Scott

    Actress Louise Beavers (born March 8, 1902) is best known for her performance in the 1934 film "Imitation of Life". She appeared in 160 other movies and the TV show "Beulah". #TodayInBlackHistory

    The most photographed U.S. black couple in history. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, the famous husband and wife actors, producers, writers and activists.

    When Marilyn Monroe learned that the Mocambo, a popular Hollywood night club, would not book Ella Fitzgerald because of segregation. Marilyn phoned the manager and told him that she would reserve a front row table every night Ella performed there, knowing that her presence would get a lot of press and publicity for the club. Soon thereafter, Ella became the first African-American to perform at the Mocambo, and as promised, Marilyn was seated right up front to enjoy her favorite singer.

    In the October issue of Essence, legendary actress Ruby Dee reflected on still being in love with life, family and her late husband Ossie Davis.

    Th coolest of the cool~ Odetta, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Ossie Davis and Mrs. Ruby Dee!

    Nina Mae McKinney (1912 – 1967) was an African American actress who worked internationally during the 1930s and in the postwar period in theatre, film and television. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" in Europe because of her striking beauty, McKinney was one of the first African-American film stars in the United States, as well as one of the first African Americans to appear on British television.Credit:

    Theresa Harris - early black film star. Isn't she beautiful?

    Actress Pat Rainey....This website is called Ladies of Harlem and it highlights a lot of women of that era.

    Lorenzo Tucker (1907 – 1986), known as the "Black Valentino," was an African-American stage and screen actor who played the romantic lead in the early black films of Oscar Micheaux.

    Aida Overton Walker, born in 1880. She was a singer, dancer, actress, and choreographer, regarded as the leading African-American female performing artist at the turn of the century.

    Ethel Waters

    Stymie (Matthew Beard)

    Marpessa Dawn. A great actress who many forgot, but who's performance in her first film, "Black Orpheus", is now a classic.

    Rosewood Movie. Not too many movies bring me to tears.

    RIP "Uncle Phil"....James loved watching you on Fresh Prince of Bel Air....

    Love Jones Movie Poster...

    Jirano: Captivatingly Beautiful-The first well-known black model, Helen Williams