Dale Ricardo Shields


Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. ― Richard Bach

GRATITUDE for every experience and every year*

Debbie Allen * Chante Moore * Kirk  * Kirk Whalum * Anna Maria Horsford * Dawn Lewis *

Sandra Oh * Obba Babatundé * Reginald VelJohnson and Jennifer Lewis *

Lazan Mitchell and Sarah May * Wren T. Brown and  David Connell  * Debra Byrd *

Kim Whitley * Glynn Turman and Earl Billings * Jeffrey Van Thompson *

Gina Taylor and James Pickens Jr * Anne Brown * Jasmine Guy *  Basil Wallace *

Rozanne Reese * Reginald T. Dorsey Lola Love and Mariane Alda *

George Roth and Skip Corris * Steve Abrams * Denice Billings and Anna Marie Horsford *

Ethel Beatty * Miriam Greaves * Dianne McIntyre and Michael Medcalf *

Andre DeShields * Esai Manuel Morales * Carol Woods *

Freddie Jackson and Jeffrey Van Thompson * Gwen Gilliam *

Latonya Richardson and Debra Byrd * Debra Bryd and Mariama Whyte *                                                             Renauld White and Lee Summers *

Leslie Dockery * Jeffery V. Thompson and Chuck Cooper *                                                                                                  Allyson Tucker Mitchell and Brian Stokes Mitchell *

Daryl Waters * Cary Gant * Clinton Turner Davis * Erin Moran*

Micki Grant and Anthony Chisholm * Mary Seymour * Terry Burrell * Sheryl Lee Ralph*

George Faison and Tad Schnugg * Phylicia Rashad * Cherine Anderson * Karen Baxter, Phylicia Rashad, Virginia Woodruff, and George Faison 

Abdel Salaam, and Dyane Harvey-Salaam

Jeffery V. Thompson, and Chuck Cooper

Chuck Cooper, and Lee Summers

Dorothy Silver, and Dr. Roger Jelliffe

Sarah May, and  Dorothy Silver

Debbie Allen

Martial Roumain 

LaZette McCants


Mariama Whyte

Ruby Dee and Ed Smith 


Allyson Tucker-Mitchell, Ebony Jo-Ann, and Nora Cole 
Anna Marie Horsford
Sandra Oh
André De Shields
CCH Pounder
Jeffery V. Thompson and Oz Scott
Gwen Gilliam
Kiki Shepard   
Freddie Jackson and Jeffery V. Thompson
Lillias White and Venida Evans  

Debra Byrd

Dennis Dalen
Maha McCain 
Angela Winborn, Edan Noelle,  Maha McCain 
Jeremy Wright, Connie Lawson-Davis, Jerry Jackson, Nicole Antoinette Smith. Kyle Bowser
Reggie Kelly,  Brian Evaret Chandler
April Nixon
Mariama Whyte, Nina Domingue Glover, Antuane Rogers, Kimberly Sias, James Pickens Jr. 
Bebe Neuwirth 
Kenny Seymour, Mary Seymour, M aha McCain

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Lillias White, Dale Ricardo Shields and Venida Evans New York, New York.Debra Byrd


“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like
you’ve never been hurt.

Life comes with no guarantees, no time-outs, and no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts.

Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.”