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Jonelle Allen

         Jonelle  Allen    By DALE RICARDO SHIELDS    Jonelle Allen is an American actress, singer, and dancer from Harlem, New York, United States. Beginning her career in the late 1960s. Allen has co-starred in films, Broadway productions, and television.  “What sums me up is Eclectic and Versatile!”  “What I tell young actors …

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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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