Tag: Ethel Waters

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 …

Continue reading

Hattie McDaniel (Actress) – Petition

HATTIE  McDANIEL 1895 – 1952 ______________________________________ “Why should I complain about making seven hundred dollars a week playing a maid? If I didn’t, I’d be making seven dollars a week actually being one”    By Dale Ricardo Shields  All Rights Reserved – iforcolor.org Give Hattie McDaniel an Oscar; Support the replacement of her plaque Petition …

Continue reading

Terry Burrell

  TERRY BURRELL by Dale Ricardo Shields   TERRY BURRELL is a Broadway leading actress of West Indian-American descent and accomplished Broadway musical leading lady! LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL “Change your consciousness and you change your experience in life.” Her vast Broadway credits include starring roles in more major productions on the Great White …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading