Category: Film/TV

  • Sun, 1935-08-18

    *On this date, we celebrate the birth of Gail Fisher in 1935. She was an African American actress best known for portraying widowed secretary...

  • Thu, 1935-09-26

    *Lou Myers was born on this date in 1935. He was an African American actor.

    Lou Leabengula Myers was born in Chesapeake, West Virginia,...

  • Sun, 1936-09-27

    *Don Cornelius was born on this date in 1936. He was an African American television show host and producer.

    Donald Cortez Cornelius was...

  • Tue, 1937-06-01

    Morgan Freeman was born on this date in 1937. He is an African American actor, director, and activist.

    Morgan Freeman was born on this...

  • Mon, 1937-07-12

    Bill Cosby, an African American entertainer, author, educator, and businessperson, was born on this date in 1937.

    William Henry Cosby, Jr...

  • Wed, 1937-09-01

    *Ron O’Neal was born on this date in 1937. He was an African American actor.

    From Utica, NY he got his big break when he was cast in...

  • Mon, 1937-11-15

    Yaphet Kott, an African American actor, was born on this date in 1937.

    Yaphet Frederick Kotto was born in New York Cit. His father was...

  • Tue, 1938-02-01

    *Sherman Hemsley was born on February this date in 1938. He was an African American actor.

    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sherman...

  • Mon, 1939-05-01

    Max Robinson was born on this date in 1939. He was an African American journalist and television news correspondent.

    Robinson was born...

  • Mon, 1940-08-19

    *The birth of Henry Hampton in 1940 is marked on this date. He was an African American filmmaker.

    Hampton was born in St. Louis and as a...

  • Sun, 1940-12-01

    Richard Pryor, an African American actor, director, screenwriter, and stand-up comic, was born on this date in 1940.

    Born into a poor...

  • Thu, 1941-05-22

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

    Born in Los Angeles, CA, Paul Edward Winfield was raised by a...

  • Sun, 1942-09-06

    *Jamaa Fanaka was born on this date in 1942. He was an African American film director and media activist.

    He was born Walter Gordon in...

  • Fri, 1943-02-26

    *Bill Duke was born on this date in 1943. He is an African American actor and film director.

    Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Duke...

  • Wed, 1943-03-17

    *Don Mitchell was born on this date in 1943. He was an African American actor.

    From Houston, Texas, USA, Mitchell left home to go to...

  • Sun, 1945-01-14

    *Vonetta McGee was born on this date in 1945. She was an African American actress.

    Lawrence Vonetta McGee (named after her father) was...

  • Thu, 1945-01-18

    *Dennis Johnson was born this date in 1945. He was an African American Television producer and director.

    From Kenbridge, Va., and...

  • Tue, 1945-07-10

    *Ron Glass was born on this date in 1945. He was an African American actor.

    Ronald Earle Glass was born in Evansville, Indiana. His...

  • Thu, 1946-02-14

    *The birth of Gregory Hines is marked on this date in 1946. He was an African American tap dancer, choreographer, dramatic and comic actor,...

  • Mon, 1946-03-04

    *Haile Gerima was born on this date in 1946. He is an Ethiopian American filmmaker.

    Born in Gondor, Ethiopia in 1946, Gerima is the...