Category: Actress

Vinnette Carroll

    VINNETTE JUSTINE CARROLL  “We still need black theatre. But I think we need to show black people just living, just trying to get through the world with the problems other people have.” (Vinnette Justine Carroll) American Playwright/Director/Dramatic Interpretations 1922 – 2002 by Sheila Ellis Edited and media research by Dale Ricardo Shields My mentor, Vinnette …

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Vickilyn Reynolds

             VICKILYN REYNOLDS  by Dale Ricardo Shields Vickilyn Reynolds was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She first appeared on television in 1987 where she appeared on Kate & Allie, the following year (1988) she had appeared in two films, Crossing Delancey and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. She has recently appeared on American Dreams in the …

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Madam Sul-Te-Wan

~ Madam Sul-Te-Wan ~  Prominent Black Actress During Silent Film Era By Dale Shields Madame Sul-Te-Wan (Nellie Conley) –  (1873-1959), was one of the most prominent Black actresses during the silent film era. “We never did discover the origin of her name. No one was bold enough to ask.” – Actress Lillian Gish. Madame Sul-Te-Wan career …

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Hattie McDaniel (Actress) – Petition

HATTIE  McDANIEL 1895 ~*****~ 1952 ______________________________________  By Dale Ricardo Shields (c) All Rights Reserved. {Petition to replace the stolen Oscar}  http://www.gopetition.com/petition/42042.html “Born on June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, Hattie was one of 13  children and the daughter of former slaves Henry and Susan McDaniel. Hattie’s father Henry McDaniel fought in the Civil War with the …

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