Category: Film/TV

  • Tue, 1904-02-16

    *On this date we point out the birth of James Baskett in 1904. He was an African American actor.

    From Indianapolis, IN., originally a...

  • Mon, 1904-04-18

    On this date we mark the birth of Pigmeat Markham in 1904. He was an African American comedian.

    From Durham, North Carolina, Dewey...

  • Sun, 1905-08-27

    Frederick Douglass O'Neal was born on this date in 1905. He was an African American stage, film, and TV actor/director who also organized and led...

  • Mon, 1905-09-18

    *On this date, Eddie (Rochester) Anderson was born in 1905. He was an African American actor best known for his comic portrayal of the character...

  • Tue, 1906-08-07

    *Ernestine Wade was born on this date in 1906. She was an African American actress.

    Born in Jackson, Mississippi, she grew up in her...

  • Fri, 1907-05-03

    This date marks the birth of Canada Lee (Lionel Cornelius Canegata, his name at birth) in 1907. He was an African American actor and one of the...

  • Tue, 1907-09-10

    *Alvin Childress was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American Actor.

    From Meridian, Mississippi., he is mainly know for his...

  • Fri, 1907-10-11

    The birth of Clayton Bates, an African American tap dancer, is marked on this date in 1907.

    He was born in rural Fountain Inn, S.C.,...

  • Tue, 1910-03-15

    *On this date in 1910, Nick Stewart was born. He was an African American actor who founded Los Angeles’ Ebony Showcase Theater.

    He was...

  • Mon, 1910-05-23

    Scatman Crothers, an African American actor and musician, was born on this date in 1910.

    Born in Terre Haute, IN, Benjamin Sherman...

  • Tue, 1910-06-28

    Ruth Attaway was born on this date in 1910. She was an African American actress and volunteer.

    Born in Greenville, MS, actress Ruth...

  • Sun, 1911-01-08

    On this date we point out the birth of Butterfly McQueen in 1911. She was an African American actress who portrayed Scarlett O’Hara’s squeaky-...

  • Tue, 1911-08-08

    *Rosetta LeNoire was born on this date in 1911. She was an African American actress and producer.

    From New York City, her birth name is...

  • Wed, 1912-06-12

    *Nina M. McKinney is remembered on this date, born in 1912. She was an African American actress and entertainer; she was one of the first Black...

  • Sat, 1912-11-30

    *On this date in 1912, Gordon Parks was born. He was an African American photographer and filmmaker.

    Gordon Parks was born in Fort Scott...

  • Fri, 1914-07-24

    Frank Silvera was born on this date in 1914. He was an African American actor.

    He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moved to the United...

  • Tue, 1914-09-29

    *Edna Mae Harris was born on this date in 1914. She was an African American actress.

    Harris was born in Harlem, New York, to Sam and...

  • Sat, 1917-06-30

    This date marks the birthday of Lena Horne in 1917. She was an African American singer and actress whose refusal to be cast in stereotypical...

  • Mon, 1917-08-13

    *Claudia McNeil was born on this date in 1917. She was an African American actress.

    From Baltimore, MD, her parents were Marvin Spencer...

  • Wed, 1917-08-29

    *On this date in 1917 Isabel Sanford was born. She is an African American actress.

    From New York City, Sanford's life story is the type...