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Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock), American-born Swiss singer, dancer, actress, and "Queen of Rock 'N Roll. Her career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. She has been called the most successful female rock artist, winning 8 Grammys, having an incredible stage presence, and selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. Her combined album and single sales total about 200 million copies worldwide.

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Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an African-American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and the “Créole Goddess”.

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Dorothy Dandridge, singer and actress. First African American to be nominated for an Academy Award

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Dorothy Dandridge also from Cleveland, captured audience’s hearts long before Halle Berry was even a thought & she became the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in Carmen Jones. Despite internal struggles, Dorothy Dandridge was flawlessly beautiful on the outside, from rich brown skin to a perfectly maintained coif, & dresses that looked like they were made just for her frame, Ms. Dandridge was truly a style maven.

Esther Rolle, First African American and first person to win the Emmy Award Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries

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“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lena Horne, American Singer, Actress, Dancer, And Civil Rights Activist

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Dorothy Dandridge, was an American actress and singer, and was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Donna Brazile - Democratic political strategist; first African American to direct a major presidential campaign.