Tag: Cicely Tyson

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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Cicely Louise Tyson

  Cicely Louise Tyson  By Dale Ricardo Shields   Born: December 18, 1924  Death: January 28, 2021 Cicely Tyson was a powerhouse. “She was a talented stage, screen, and television actress who won a Tony, three Emmys, and an honorary Oscar during her remarkable seven-decade career. During a time in the film industry that often …

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Robert Hooks

ROBERT HOOKS Robert (Bobby Dean) Hooks by Dale Ricardo Shields   Actor Producer Activist Creator Cultural Institutions Creator/Co-creator Civil Right Organizations Born Bobby Dean Hooks into the rat-infested Foggy Bottom of segregated Washington, DC in 1937, a product of the post-Depression Northern Migration, the story of Robert Hooks’ life, in many ways, characterizes the turbulent …

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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.” American Playwright/Director/Actress 1922 – 2002 by Dale Ricardo Shields   Vinnette Carroll Ph.D. was born on March 11, 1922, to Edgar and Florence …

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