Young Diahann Carroll, 1954 (born is an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer. Notable stage and film and TV credits: Carmen Jones Porgy & Bess No Strings Julia Claudine Dynasty
Cicely Tyson Oscars on March Ms. Tyson was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in the film, "Sounder". She and Diana Ross made history that year as the first Black actresses nominated in the Best Actress category in the same year.
Whatch do you know about Hazel Scott? She was the first African American woman to have her own television show and was married to Adam Clayton Powell. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.
"I told them (the producers) I couldn`t compound the lie that Black fathers don`t care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television." - Esther Rolle, Actress (AND Soror of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc!
49 years ago the world lost a beautiful treasure. Forever the epitome of beauty and grace, Dorothy Jean Dandridge was in a league of her own. With a legacy that continues to live on, it is my sincerest hope that my dearest Dottie is at peace knowing.