Film/TV

Black actors, directors, producers, and writers within the industry.

Unique stage and screen talents, Godfrey Cambridge


Godfrey
Cambridge

*On this date in 1933, Godfrey Cambridge was born. He was an African American actor and comedian, one of the most unique comics of the early 1970’s.

Born to parents who emigrated from British Guiana, he attended public schools in Nova Scotia while living with his grandparents. After finishing his education in New York at Flushing High School and Hofstra College, he began to study acting.

Paul Winfield, an actor with great style


Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield, an African American actor, was born on this date in 1941.

Marlon Riggs, filmmaker, social trailblazer


Marlon T. Riggs

*On this date we mark the birth of Marlon Troy Riggs. He was an African American documentary filmmaker and educator who used video to oppose racism and homophobia.

Brock Peters, a twentieth century actor


Brock Peters (as Tom Robinson) 1962

Brock Peters, an African American actor, was born on this date in 1927.