Chuck Cooper

  CHUCK COOPER “Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.” by Dale Ricardo Shields       Born in Cleveland, Ohio, actor-singer Chuck Cooper has performed on stage as well as on television and film for over three decades. A Tony Award®-winning baritone, he is best known for his work in musical …

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Roy Hamilton – Singer

    Roy Hamilton   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS ~*****~ April 16, 1929, Leesburg, Georgia –   July 20, 1969 New Rochelle, New York Roy HamiltonRoy Hamilton, during his illustrious 15-year singing career, was known by many nicknames: Mr. Rock and Soul, The Gentle Giant, and, most notably, The Golden Boy of Song.  But few …

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FRED BENJAMIN

FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN by Dale Ricardo Shields  Dancer – Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } Page 1 – 8 Fred Benjamin, an internationally known teacher of jazz dance who was also part of the creative wave of young Black modern-dance choreographers who came to prominence in the 1970s. Benjamin was born in Boston, …

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Adelle Gautier

Adelle Gautier Actress, Storyteller, and Educator January 15, 1948 [ ALPHA ] – August 10, 2021 [ OMEGA ]   by  DALE  RICARDO  SHIELDS  Page 1 – 12 Adella Adella the Storyteller ( Adelle LeWhodatier Gautier )  was born and lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. She traveled extensively around the world                       …

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Dooley Wilson

Dooley Wilson By Dale Ricardo Shields Arthur “Dooley” Wilson (April 3, 1886 – May 30, 1953)  American actor, singer, and musician who is best remembered as Sam in the 1942 film, Casablanca; in the film, he also performed its theme song, “As Time Goes By“. Born Arthur Wilson April 3, 1886 Tyler, Texas, U.S. Died …

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