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  • Nichelle Nichols
    Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols ; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous...
  • Tessa Prendergast (1928 - 2001)
    Tessa Prendergast (1928 - 2001), also known as Tessa Welborn, was a Jamaican actress, fashion designer, businesswoman, and socialite. A renowned beauty and movie starlet in the 1950s, she is best-rem...
  • Sheila Guyse (1925 - 2013)
    Jet Magazine, March 10, 2014, News/Census, p. 16. With appearances on Broadway and in race films during the 40s and 50s, the actress/singer was most known for her role in the film Sepia Cinderella. G...
  • Leontyne Price (1927 - d.)
    Mary Violet Leontyne Price (b. February 10, 1927). American soprano. Born and raised in the Deep South, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Amer...
  • Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician, active since 1956. Franklin has won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best selling female artists of all time, selling 75 million record...

Known and unknown Black actresses, comediennes, dancers, sports figures, and musicians that are alive or deceased. They made many contributions and accomplishments to motion pictures and the stage. Check out the Documents section for photos and posters. See below for bios, filmographies and our Links section for more info on these legends. Join us as we pay tribute to these fabulous and often unheralded women.

Some names were taken from the State Farm Insurance Presents A Journey into 366 Days of Black History, 2000 Calendar. Published by 10KTS Productions.

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(Some Legends already have a Geni profile, for example Bessie Smith, see on right hand of page


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