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Jonelle Allen

      Jonelle  Allen   By DALE RICARDO SHIELDS    “What sums me up is Eclectic and Versatile!“  “What I tell young actors is LEARN your Craft.“ “When I was seven years old, the Hallmark Hall of Fame, produced Green Pastures (directed by George Schaeffer) with William Warfield as De Lawd and Rochester as Noah, …

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The Whitman Sisters “Royalty of Negro Vaudeville”

The Whitman Sisters     “The Whitman Sisters were the highest paid act on the Negro Vaudeville Circuit, Theater Owner Booking Association (Toby), and one of the longest surviving touring companies (1899-1942). The group was considered the greatest incubator of dancing talent for Negro shows on or off Toby, and significantly contributed to American theater …

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