A Separate Cinema : Fifty Years of Black Cast Posters - African American actors

A Separate Cinema : Fifty Years of Black Cast Posters - African American actors

Nina Mae McKinney: known as the black "Greta Garbo" she was one of the first African American actresses in the U.S. and one of the first black actresses to appear in British television

Nina Mae McKinney: known as the black "Greta Garbo" she was one of the first African American actresses in the U.S. and one of the first black actresses to appear in British television

Born Esther Jones, in the 1920s  her stage name was Baby Esther an her hit song was "Boop oop doop!"....Betty Boop

Born Esther Jones, in the 1920s her stage name was Baby Esther an her hit song was "Boop oop doop!"....Betty Boop

Black Women of Hollywood (1st row from left: Diahann Carroll, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne. 2nd row Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Dandridge. 3rd row: Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, & Cicely Tyson)

Black Women of Hollywood (1st row from left: Diahann Carroll, Hattie McDaniel, Lena Horne. 2nd row Ruby Dee, Ethel Waters, Dorothy Dandridge. 3rd row: Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, & Cicely Tyson)

Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man, and as Dick Hallorann in The Shining in 1980. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, and provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of The Harlem Globetrotters, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers, and the title character in Hong Kong Phooey.

Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers (May 23, 1910 – November 22, 1986) was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Louie the Garbage Man on the TV show Chico and the Man, and as Dick Hallorann in The Shining in 1980. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, and provided the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of The Harlem Globetrotters, Jazz the Autobot in The Transformers, and the title character in Hong Kong Phooey.

Dorothy Dandridge from Cleveland, Ohio. Sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy and later portrayed in 1999 by Halle Berry in 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'.

Dorothy Dandridge from Cleveland, Ohio. Sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy and later portrayed in 1999 by Halle Berry in 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'.

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