Category: Film/TV

  • Tue, 1928-01-17

    On this date in 1928, Eartha Kitt was born. She was an African American cabaret singer, stage and screen performer, known for her seductive...

  • Wed, 1929-08-28

    Roxie Roker was born on this date in 1929. She was an African American actress and children’s advocate.

    She was born in Miami to Albert...

  • Thu, 1929-09-19

    *Mel Stewart was born on this date in 1929. He was an African American musician, teacher and actor.

    From Cleveland, Ohio Milton Stewart...

  • Wed, 1929-10-02

    On this date in 1929, Moses Gunn, an African American actor, was born.

    He was the eldest of seven children from a St. Louis family that...

  • Sat, 1930-11-15

    Whitman Mayo, an African American actor was born this date in 1930.

    Mayo was born in New York City, and moved to Los Angeles where he...

  • Sat, 1931-01-17

    *James Earl Jones was born on this date in 1931. He is an African American actor.

    From Arkabutla, Mississippi Jones's father, the actor...

  • Thu, 1931-03-12

    *BuckWheat Thomas was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American child actor best remembered for portraying the character of...

  • Mon, 1931-07-06

    *Della Reese was born this date in 1931. She is an African American actress, singer, television star and ordained minister.

    She was born...

  • Fri, 1932-02-12

    *Lincoln Kilpatrick was born on this date in 1932. He was an African American actor. From St. Louis, Missouri, he was the brother of actor John...

  • Mon, 1932-07-04

    Otis Young was born on this date in 1932. He was an African American actor, minister, and educator.

    R.I., Young was one of 14 children...

  • Sun, 1932-08-21

    *Melvin Van Peebles was born on this date in 1932. He is an African American artist, author, film actor, director and producer.

    Born in...

  • Sun, 1933-02-26

    *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...

  • Tue, 1933-12-05

    On this date in 1933, Adolph Caesar, an African American actor, was born.

    Born in Harlem, New York, Caesar graduated from George...

  • Fri, 1933-12-08

    On this date in 1933, Flip Wilson was born. He was an African American entertainer and the most visible Black comedian of the early 1970s.

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  • Tue, 1933-12-19

    Cicely Tyson was born on this date in 1933. She is an African American model and actress.

    She was born in New York City, the daughter of...

  • Wed, 1934-03-21

    *Al Freeman Jr. was born on this date in 1934. He was an African American actor, writer and college (drama) professor.

    Born Albert...

  • Sat, 1934-06-30

    Ted Ross, an African American entertainer, was born on this date in 1934.

    Theodore “Ted” Ross was from Zanesville, Ohio, but his mother...

  • Thu, 1934-08-09

    *Dick Anthony Williams was born on this date in 1934. He was an African American actor.

    Williams was born on the South Side of Chicago...

  • Fri, 1934-10-19

    Lloyd Haynes was born on this date in 1934. He was an African American actor.

    Born Samuel Lloyd Haynes in South Bend, IN, he served in...

  • Wed, 1935-07-17

    On this date in 1935, Diahann Carroll was born. She is an African American actress and singer.

    She was born in the Bronx, New York, and...