AfriGeneas at the Movies
Let's Not Forget
Dorothy Dandridge 9 Nov.1922 in Cleveland Ohio died 8 Sept. 1965. in Hollywood, Calif. Played in such films as Island in the Sun in 1967 with Harry Belafonte and in Carmen Jones in 1954.
Harry Belafonte born Mar. 1, 1922, among his film Bobby in 2006, Uptown Saturday Night in 1974, and in 1972 Buck and the Preacher, and in 1953 Bright Road.
Diana Sands 22 August 1934-21 Sep.1973, played Beneatha Younger in 1961 Raisin in the Sun.
This Black man was the first actor to play a role as a fighter pilot in Battle Hymn in1956, his name was James Edwards born in 1918 died in 1970. Later another fighter pilot in the 1986 Iron Eagle was none other than Louis Gossett. Speaking of Louis Gossett, he also starred in a tv series in which he played one of the fighters in an American Revolution film. Not sure what it was. Maybe you know.