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Debbie Allen

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre — United States History.

(b. 16 January 1950), director, writer, producer, and choreographer.

Ambitious, talented Debbie Allen has broken ground for black women in a variety of roles, primarily behind the...

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Dorothy Dandridge

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Music Theatre.

(b. 9 November 1923; d. 8 September 1965), actor.

Dorothy Dandridge was not the first black woman to star in Hollywood films. Nina Mae McKinney, Fredi Washington, and Ethel Waters...

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Hattie McDaniel

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Music Theatre.

(1895–1952).

Film and television performer. Although she will be forever remembered as Mammy in Gone With the Wind (1939), the round African American character actress acted in...

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