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classicladiesofcolor:

Stephanie Mills appearing as Dorothy in the Broadway musical, The Wiz (c. 1975).

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Stephanie Mills appearing as Dorothy in the Broadway musical, The Wiz (c. 1975).

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Singer Kay Davis performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1944 to 1950 as a member of a trio of female vocalists—the others were Joya Sherrill and Maria Ellington.

classicladiesofcolor:

Singer Kay Davis performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1944 to 1950 as a member of a trio of female vocalists—the others were Joya Sherrill and Maria Ellington.

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Actresses Katy Jurado and Rita Moreno

classicladiesofcolor:

Actresses Katy Jurado and Rita Moreno

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Actress Marlene Clark was working as a fashion model before making her film debut with a small part in For the Love of Ivy. She appeared in the following films — Ganja & Hess, Slaughter, The Baron, and The Beast Must Die. Clark also had a recurring role as Lamont Sanford’s fiancee on Sanford and Son.

classicladiesofcolor:

Actress Marlene Clark was working as a fashion model before making her film debut with a small part in For the Love of Ivy. She appeared in the following films — Ganja & Hess, Slaughter, The Baron, and The Beast Must Die. Clark also had a recurring role as Lamont Sanford’s fiancee on Sanford and Son.

classicladiesofcolor:

Zeudi Araya, actress

classicladiesofcolor:

Zeudi Araya, actress

dear-teddybear:

Josephine Baker in Siren of the Tropics, 1927

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In 1947, 19-year old Jo Thompson sang “Slender, Tender and Tall” on Amateur Night at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. She accompanied herself on piano. 

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In 1947, 19-year old Jo Thompson sang “Slender, Tender and Tall” on Amateur Night at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. She accompanied herself on piano. 

classicladiesofcolor:

Madge Sinclair in Convoy (1978).

classicladiesofcolor:

Madge Sinclair in Convoy (1978).

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Joyce Bryant photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1953.

classicladiesofcolor:

Joyce Bryant photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1953.