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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith  

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(b. 1950), actress and playwright.The African‐American performer was born in Baltimore and educated at Beaver College and American Conservatory Theatre, where she became a member of the acting ...
Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman  

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(b. 1937), actor.The commanding yet gentle African‐American leading man has given some distinguished stage performances in Manhattan before and after he found fame in the movies. He was born ...
Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis  

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[né(1917–2005), actor, director, and playwright.The multi‐talented African American was born in Cogdell, Georgia, the son of a railroad engineer, and educated at Howard University before going to New ...
Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee  

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(1924– )*African-American actress and playwright, who first appeared on Broadway in 1943 and in the 1946–7 season starred in Anna Lucasta, which she toured with her husband Ossie Davis. Her ...

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