Tag: Cicely Tyson

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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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 defaulted …

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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 growing …

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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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