By Bob McCann
The 1st paintings of its style, this encyclopedia offers 360 short biographies of African American movie and tv actresses from the silent period to 2009. It comprises entries on famous and approximately forgotten actresses, operating the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP snapshot Award winners to B-film and blaxpoitation period stars. every one access has a whole filmography of the actress's movie, television, track video or brief movie credit. The paintings additionally beneficial properties greater than a hundred and seventy images, a few of them infrequent photographs from the Schomburg middle for learn in Black tradition.
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In 1989, she received the Women’s International Center Living Legend Award (1989). She died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia after collapsing at a local hotel. The cause of death was coronary artery disease. She is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park in Westchester, Pennsylvania. Feature Films: Variety Girl (1947), Isn’t It Romantic? (1948), Carmen Jones (1954), That Certain Feeling (1956), St. Louis Blues (1958), Porg y and Bess (1959), All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960), The Landlord (1970), The Last Generation (1971), Tubby the Tuba (voice; 1976), Norman ...
She signed with Ford Models and has modeled for designers Calvin Klein and Isaac Mizrahi. She was a member of the Los Angeles comedy troupe The Groundlings. She got an ongoing role on the Aaron Spelling series Models Inc. (1994–95) and appeared on such popular shows as Miami Vice and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Her ﬁrst marriage was to producer Daniel Saunders, with whom she had a son, Oliver (1992). She married Mike Nilon in 2001 and had twins, Jax and Jaid, born in 2007. Beauvais is best known for her roles on NYPD Blue as Assistant District Attorney Valerie Heywood and on The Jamie Foxx Show as Francesca Monroe.
Angela Bassett is one of seven black actresses to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination, the others being Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg and Halle Berry. Bassett has specialized in deeply-realized performances of real-life women. Her interpretation of Tina Turner, whom she had never even seen perform before playing the role, garnered her an Oscar nomination and won her the Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a motion picture for her understated, poignant performance as Betty Shabazz, the wife of Malcolm X, in the ﬁlm of the same name.