By Jeff C. Young
Author Jeff C. younger presents brief biographies of ten influential African-American actors. examine the demanding situations and triumphs of actors similar to Ossie Davis and Halle Berry. each one brief biography ends with a short timeline of the person's lifestyles and achievements.
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Writer Jeff C. younger presents brief biographies of ten influential African-American actors. examine the demanding situations and triumphs of actors akin to Ossie Davis and Halle Berry. each one brief biography ends with a quick timeline of the person's lifestyles and achievements.
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Denison was a bad husband in addition to being a bad businessman. According to Dandridge biographer Donald Bogle, Denison was physically and verbally abusive. The couple divorced in 1962. Image Credit: Everett Collection A still photo from Porgy and Bess (1959). Dorothy Dandridge (right) starred with Sidney Poitier. After divorcing Denison, Dandridge was no longer in demand as an actress or nightclub singer. She also discovered that she had been swindled out of her life savings of $500,000. Along with the loss of income, she was being pressured by the Internal Revenue Service for payment of $139,000 in back taxes.
1997 Earns Emmy Award nomination for playing Nelson Mandela in Mandela and DeKlerk. 1999 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. 2001 Receives Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Pictures. 2009 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for contributions to American culture. 2011 Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute honors Poitier’s life and career. Chapter 6 Morgan Freeman Image Credit: Mark J. Terrill Morgan Freeman celebrates with his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby at the 77th Academy Awards in 2004.
1965 Dies in West Hollywood, California, on September 8. 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, a movie tribute to her life starring Halle Berry, is released. Chapter 4 Ruby Dee Ruby Dee was a shy and somewhat passive child who saw acting as a way of overcoming her shyness and communicating what she felt but couldn’t express. ”2 Ruby Ann Wallace was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 27, 1924. Her father, Edward Nathaniel Wallace, was a railroad waiter and porter who was divorced by Gladys Hightower shortly after Ruby’s birth.
Amazing African-American Actors by Jeff C. Young