Stephanie Mills appearing as Dorothy in the Broadway musical, The Wiz (c. 1975).
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.
Actresses Katy Jurado and Rita Moreno
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.
Zeudi Araya, actress
Josephine Baker in Siren of the Tropics, 1927
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.
Madge Sinclair in Convoy (1978).
Joyce Bryant photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1953.