Category: Actor

Samuel Légitimus

___________________________Samuel Légitimus By Dale Ricardo Shields “Samuel Légitimus (born in Paris on March 28, 1965 ) is the son of television producer Hégésippe Légitimus, known as “Gésip”. His mother is the journalist Noema Thomassine (better known in the West Indies under the signature of “Noema”). He is grandson of Darling Légitimus and cousin of Pascal …

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Leigh Whipper

  Leigh Whipper   By Dale Shields * Born in (1876) Charleston, South Carolina, died (1975)  New York City, New York. “Although a strong presence in the (still extant) Oscar Micheaux drama Symbol of the Unconquered (1920), gaunt-looking African-American performer Leigh Whipper had to wait 23 years for a second screen role truly worthy of his …

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Reyno

    Reyno By Dale Ricardo Shields  His early death has left a hole in the Black Theatre communities heart. “I miss you ole friend.” Born 8/26/52 (Cleveland, Ohio) Death 6/27/90 (Cleveland, Ohio) Reyno Crayton was the founding member and Artistic Director of The Unit Production Company with actors Dale Shields, Robyn Trussel, and Wayne …

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ALDE LEWIS

   ALDE LEWIS     Actor ~ Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Director Alde Lewis, Jr., began his career as a modern dancer with Dianne McIntyre’s Sounds in Motion Dance Company in New York City. He credits the late tap veteran Charles “Honi” Coles for inspiring him to become a tap dancer after Mr. Coles offered …

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