Mr. Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams epitomized black, sexy, and cool in the and and Ebony made quite a stir with this classic cover showcasing the smoldering sex appeal of Williams for their Coolest. Williams comprised one of eight Ebony covers for this series.

Diahann Carroll One of television's premiere African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935. Despite other Black American actresses starring in a TV series, Diahann became the first full-fledged African-American female "star" -- top billed, in which the show centered around her lead character.

Diahann Carroll is more than just a pretty face, she is a singer / actress who crosses TV and movie mediums with equal style and grace.

Calvin Lockhart. Before Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, there was Calvin Lockhart. A well trained actor whose performances inspired.

My favorite Handsome man! Before Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, there was Calvin Lockhart. A well trained actor whose performances inspired.

Sissaretta Jones , A Black Paddy Singer, 1885 by Black History Album, via Flickr

"The Victorian Fantasia".African American Soprano, Sissieretta Jones, born Matilda Sissieretta Joyner, Taken 1889

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