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14 Persons in the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame:

Abbey Lincoln

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Anna Marie Wooldridge
Also Known As:
Aminata Moseka
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 8 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies For Love of Ivy, The Girl Can't Help It. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975.

Billy Dee Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William December Williams
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role as Lando Calrissian in the movie Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Also in movies Batman, Hood of Horror. TV shows Guiding Light, General Hospital, Diary of a Single Mom. Television movie Brian's Song. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1984.. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 27 March 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Brock Peters

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Fisher
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie To Kill a Mockingbird in role of Tom Robinson. Movies Soylent Green, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Tony Award nomination for play Lost in the Stars. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1976. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 23 April 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Butterfly McQueen

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Thelma McQueen

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, The Mosquito Coast. TV series Beulah. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975.

Cicely Tyson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Cicely Tyson
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Miles Davis by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Help, Alex Cross, Sounder, Fried Green Tomatoes, Miss Jane Pittman, Because of Winn-Dixie, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. TV series East Side/West Side, Sweet Justice. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1977. Kennedy Center Honors 2015. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 August 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Danny Glover

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Danny Lebern Glover
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 32 days before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Christmas Train, The Rainmaker, Predator 2, The Color Purple, Places in the Heart, Lethal Weapon and its sequels. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1990. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Diahann Carroll

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Carol Diahann Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 27 days before her 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Vic Damone by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1976. Television Academy Hall of Fame 2011. Bronx Walk of Fame 2001. Television Hall of Fame 2011.. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7005 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 April 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hattie McDaniel

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Hattie McDaniel
Also Known As:
Hattie McDaniels
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Gone with the Wind in the role of Mammy. The first African-American to win an Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2010. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1719 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Katherine Dunham

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Mary Dunham
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96, 32 days before her 97th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974. Kennedy Center Honors 1983. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 1987. National Medal of Arts 1989. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6513 Delmar Boulevard.

Paul Robeson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Leroy Robeson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Ol' Man River. In role of Othello on Broadway. Controversy over his support of Soviet Communism. College Football Hall of Fame 1995. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2009. Theater Hall of Fame. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 9 April 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ruby Dee

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Ann Wallace
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ossie Davis, until his earlier death.
Younger than Ossie Davis by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Just Cause, A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, Do the Right Thing. Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun. Kennedy Center Honors 2004. NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975. Theater Hall of Fame 2004. National Medal of Arts 1995. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1986. New Rochelle Walk of Fame. Westchester County Women's Hall of Fame 2007.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sammy Davis Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Altovise Davis, until he died.
Older than Altovise Davis by 17 years.
ex-husband of
Older than May Britt by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ocean's Eleven (1960), Robin and the Seven Hoods. Songs What Kind of Fool Am I?, I've Gotta Be Me. TV show One Life to Live. Member the Rat Pack. Lost his left eye in a traffic accident. Converted to Judaism. Broadway musical Golden Boy, winning a Tony Award. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1987. Kennedy Center Honors 1987. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6254 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Riviera Hotel (removed); ceremony: 15 February 2007.

Scatman Crothers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Sherman Crothers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Chico and the Man. Known for "scat" (wordless) singing. Movies The King of Marvin Gardens, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining. Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 8 April 1981.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Stepin Fetchit

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lincoln Theodore Monroe Perry
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Steamboat Round the Bend, The Galloping Ghost, Miracle in Harlem. Pioneering African-American actor, often in stereotypical roles of the time. Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1974. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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