Category: Actor

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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STAN BROWN

STAN BROWN Passion “Presence! Exploring ever deeper experiences of presence.                                 Being in and surrendered to the now.” By Dale Ricardo Shields Born: 1962 South Carolina  (Colleton, County) Education *BA – Theatre – University of South Carolina *MFA – Acting …

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