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Breaking Barriers: Rita Moreno

Breaking Barriers Rita Moreno  To quote Barack Obama at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, “[Rita Moreno] is still a leading lady of her era, a trailblazer with courage to break through barriers and forge new paths.” That’s not the only … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

  Breaking Barriers Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel has the distinct honor of being the first black actor in history to win an Academy Award. On February 29th, 1940, she defied the odds and beat four white actresses, including her own … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Dorothy Dandrige

  Breaking Barriers Dorothy Dandridge Multi-talented, incredibly beautiful, and disciplined in the performing arts since childhood, Dorothy Dandridge could have been as big as Beyonce if she was just born 80 years later. Instead she was born in 1922. A … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Lena Horne

  Breaking Barriers Lena Horne When Lena Horne signed a long-term contract with MGM it was a very big deal. The year was 1942 and prior to that no black actor had ever been privy to such a lucrative contract … Continue reading

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National Women’s History Month: Breaking Barriers

  Women’s History Month Breaking Barriers When it comes to being a person of color in Hollywood, it’s never been easy. Even today there is still a troubling lack of non-white faces on the silver screen as demonstrated by last … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Merle Oberon

5 Things You May Not Know about Merle Oberon   Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 106th Birthday to the legend Merle Oberon! ….. She was not always who she said she was…. The face of deception We … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Thelma Ritter

  5 Things You May Not Know about Thelma Ritter Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 115th Birthday to the legend Thelma Ritter! 1.) She was a born romantic The face of romantic… Well, perhaps she wasn’t … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Kathryn Grayson

  5 Things You May Not Know about Kathryn Grayson   Like that today, February 9th, 2017, would have been her 95th birthday!  ….. 1.) She owes her singing Career to a Janitor I just really want to draw your attention … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Veronica Lake

  5 Things You May Not Know about Veronica Lake Like that today, November 14, would have been her birthday. Happy 94th Birthday to Hollywood legend Veronica Lake! ….. 1.) Her signature hair, that was an accident So, are we … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Elsa Lanchester

5 Things You May Not Know about Elsa Lanchester   Like that today is her birthday. Happy 114th Birthday to the legend Elsa Lanchester. …. 1.) She had some pretty hip parents I couldn’t find any photos of her parents, … Continue reading

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