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SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS

SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS Page 1 -10 “She succinctly underlines the three elements that are needed to do the job right – talent, talent, and more Talent… a performance to be savored and remembered.“ Los Angeles Times  Sandra Reaves-Phillips (born December 23, 1944) is an American and International actress, writer, and singer. …

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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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