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Alfre Woodard

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 8 November 1953), actor.

Alfre Woodard is an actor’s actor. She can play a lead or a supporting character with equal ease. She has played doctors, drug addicts, social ...

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Charles Chauvel

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1897–1959),

born Warwick, Queensland, formed his own film company in 1923, producing two silent films. In 1928 he and his wife Elsa (1898–1983), actor and scriptwriter, went...

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Filmmakers, Independent

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

Black female independent filmmakers belong to an extensive continuum of black women who have labored against tremendous odds to create film, video, and television programs. The legacy of...

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Halle Berry

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 14 August 1968), actor, producer, model.

In 2002 the highest honor for a film actor, the Oscar, was awarded for the first time to an African American female, Halle ...

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National Film Board of Canada

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Following a report by John Grierson on government film activities, the nfb was founded 2 May 1939 under the terms of the National Film Act; Grierson was appointed the first ...

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Pearl Bailey

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1918–90), actress and singer.

A native of Newport News, Virginia, the African‐American singing comedienne, whose unique style was marked by an informal, broken delivery and...

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radio

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

1. The first electronic mass medium of communication, involving an audio signal broadcast wirelessly in the form of radio waves from a high-power transmitter to a low-power...

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Raymond Hollis Longford

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1878–1959),

born Melbourne as John Walter Longford, later adopted the name Raymond Hollis. He went to sea before becoming an actor with various companies in Australia and NZ....

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