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Actress, Fredi Washington, was born Fredericka Carolyn Washington on Dec 23, 1903 in Savannah, GA. Washington died at the age of 90 on Jun 28, 1994 in Stamford, CT .



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By KC on Feb 18, 2010 From Classic Movies

I’ve always been frustrated in my efforts to get a satisfactory glimpse of actress . She was blessed with beauty, intelligence and talent, but these qualities were not sufficient to make an African American a leading lady in the Hollywood of the thirties. With her pale skin, st... Read full article

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Delilah Johnson: What's my baby want?
Peola Johnson, Age 19: I want to be white, like I look.
Delilah Johnson: Peola!
Peola Johnson, Age 19: [gesturing to mirror] Look at me. Am I not white? Isn't that a white girl?

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Radio: Was a regular on the Jewish comedy "The Goldbergs".

She moved to New York at the age of 16 and started her career as a chorus girl two years later at the Alabam Club. She spent four years (1922-1926) in the landmark play "Shuffle Along".

A longtime advocate for civil rights, she was administrative secretary for the Joint Actors Equity-Theater League Committee on Hotel Accommodations for Negro Actors throughout the United States.

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