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Diahann Carroll-Born 6.17.1935 A breast cancer survivor - attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support of her & that they enrolled her in dance, singing & modeling classes. By the time Diahann Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony magazine. She stood 6ft & had a lean build. After graduating from high school, Diahann Carroll attended New York University, majored in…

The beautiful Diahann Carroll. American television's first African American mega star with her own top rated show.

Cicely Tyson 1973 Academy Awards

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.

Thanks to Vintage Black Glamour.  Ellen Holly pic taken in the 1970s.   Ms. Holly is best known for breaking the color barrier in soap operas in 1968 as Carla Gray, a black woman who passed for white, on “One Life to Live.”  "One Life: The Autobiography of an African American Actress" is simply phenomenal. A must-read for Black actresses and writers of today.

Actress and writer Ellen Holly, sometime in the Ms. Holly is best known for breaking the color barrier in soap operas in 1968 as Carla Gray, a black woman who passed for white, on “One Life to Live.” During that period in the late and

The caption from Corbis on this circa 1920s picture reads "Photo shows Thelma and Bonnie, called the 'Graceful Creoles', posing coyly for the photographer at the Lido." The Lido is in Venice, Italy.

The caption from Corbis on this circa picture reads "Photo shows Thelma and Bonnie, called the "Graceful Creoles," posing coyly for the photographer at the Lido." The Lido is in Venice, Italy. And you thought you just loved "Thelma and Louise".

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Three African American women on their way to take their licensing examination by the Texas State Board of Cosmetology ca. Photo: Franklin Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library. Love their dresses and their cheery attitudes.

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African American fashion models (early - actress Vonetta McGee is second from the right.

Leslie Uggams. Follow #Professionalimage

Leslie Uggams (born May New York City) is an American actress and singer, known for her work in Hallelujah, Baby! and the miniseries Roots. Her father was a singer with the Hall Johnson choir and her mother was a dancer.

Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences. She studied and acted with the Federal Theater in Harlem, which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.

Francine Everett- Actress, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U. Francine Everett, who was called the most beautiful woman in Harlem and one of the most beautiful actresses to appear on screen.

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Ophelia DeVore Born in 1922 in Edgefield, SC. In 1946 she launched the Grace Del Marco Agency, one of the first modeling agencies and charm schools to book African Americans.

Internationally known, American jazz and classical pianist and singer: Hazel Scott

The great singer and pianist Hazel Scott with her then husband, New York congressman and minister Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (right) at the opening night of the club Bop City in New York City in April Photo: Martha Holmes/Time Life Pictures.

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