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Kim Hamilton (Sept. 12, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2013) was an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes” — at a time when mixed marriages were uncommon even in Hollywood. Hamilton portrayed Helen Robinson in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. Her long career on TV began as Andy's girlfriend on Amos 'n' Andy. She had roles on The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, All in the Family & many…

Kim Hamilton (Sept. 12, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2013) was an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes” — at a time when mixed marriages were uncommon even in Hollywood. Hamilton portrayed Helen Robinson in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. Her long career on TV began as Andy's girlfriend on Amos 'n' Andy. She had roles on The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, All in the Family & many…

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1930s African American actress Butterfly McQueen was famous for saying the movie quote: “I don’t know ‘nothin’ ’bout birthin’ no babies!” as Prissy in Gone with the Wind. McQueen viewed the role as demeaning for African Americans and later went on to get a degree in political science. I have to say wow! A brilliant actress and a political thinker overcoming racial stereotypes behind the scenes, ahead of her time. #BlackHistory

How long was your labor? ~ Famous labor scenes in movies and on TV

I calculated how long I was in labor: 33 hours. Good times! How long was your labor? ~ Birth stories and birth on film including Gone with the Wind.

Spencer Williams (July 14, 1893 – December 13, 1969) was an African American actor and filmmaker. He was best known for playing Andy in the Amos 'n Andy television show and for directing the 1941 race film The Blood of Jesus. Williams was a pioneer African-American film producer and director.

Spencer Williams (July 14, 1893 – December 13, 1969) was an African American actor and filmmaker. He was best known for playing Andy in the Amos 'n Andy television show and for directing the 1941 race film The Blood of Jesus. Williams was a pioneer African-American film producer and director.

Walker, William (1917-1992)  Best remembered for the role of Reverend Sykes in the film classic To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). The son of a freed slave,

William Walker (1917-1992)

Best remembered for the role of Reverend Sykes in the film classic To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), William Walker was born in Pendleton, Indiana in 1917. The son of a freed slave, Walker was the firs…

Little Known Actors - Theresa Harris

Theresa Harris (1906 - 1985) was an African American actress who starred in a number of supporting and or uncredited roles in films between 1929 and 1958. Born in Houston, Texas on New Years Eve 1906; the daughter of Isaiah (1879 - 1956) and Mable (1883 - 1964) Harris who were former sharecroppers in Louisianna; growing up she was raised as a Methodist and had originally wanted to become a singer from having listened to the voices of Louis Armstrong and Ethel Waters in the 1920s. In 1929…

William "Billie" Thomas, Jr. (March 12, 1931 – October 10, 1980) was an American child actor best remembered for portraying the character of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 until the series' end in 1944. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.

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Actor Little Farina Of "Little Rascals" Fame- March, 1924

Black History Album .... The Way We Were

100 Years of African American vintage photography from the end of slavery in the 1860′s to the Black...

Francine Everett - Although never given accolades parallel to her contemporaries in mainstream films, Francine Everett’s unyielding determination to epitomize African American women in a quintessential fashion defines her importance in black film nostalgia. - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/everett-francine-1915-1999#sthash.hJsFSaN5.dpuf

Judy Lenteen Pace is an African American actress who was the first villainess on television in 1964. Pace starred as the tough Vickie Fletcher, a high-powered lawyer on the hit show “Peyton Place.” “Peyton Place” is the only prime-time scripted series ever to run episodes continuously for years without reruns or hiatuses. The “Peyton Place” series was also the first time a black family was represented in a dramatic series on television.

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Hey fam, Hope is all well for your weekend whether you are parting in the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Earlier today my daily gratitude ritual led my mind to the positive people who’ve crossed...

Mike Evans, actor (Good Times, The Jeffersons) 1949-2006

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