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Unsung Black Screen Sirens, Vol. I

by blacklaurelfilms
Unsung Black Screen Sirens, Vol. I by blacklaurelfilms
When history looks back to 2012, which Black actresses will be remembered for their work? Most likely those actresses who receive the most face time in the tabloids, in magazine ads, or (ahem) working. But is that an indicator of their work? Film History is wide and deep, but there are those in front of the camera and behind the scenes who are still forgotten. This is especially true for actors of color who rarely register in the mainstream mind…and, yet, they give some of the better performances. Watch their films and understand why their talent deserves honors. Here’s to the unsung film goddesses! THEY CALL ME MR. TIBBS – Barbara McNair A… Read more

When history looks back to 2012, which Black actresses will be remembered for their work? Most likely those actresses who receive the most face time in the tabloids, in magazine ads, or (ahem) working. But is that an indicator of their work? Film History is wide and deep, but there are those in front of the camera and behind the scenes who are still forgotten. This is especially true for actors of color who rarely register in the mainstream mind…and, yet, they give some of the better performances.

Watch their films and understand why their talent deserves honors. Here’s to the unsung film goddesses!

THEY CALL ME MR. TIBBS – Barbara McNair

A RAISIN IN THE SUN – Diana Sands
THE LANDLORD – Diana Sands
GEORGIA, GEORGIA – Diana Sands

BLACK GIRL (1971) – Peggy Petit

CONRACK – Madge Sinclair

CONRACK – Tina Andrews

EVE’S BAYOU – Debbie Morgan

THE OMEGA MAN – Rosalind Cash
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN – Rosalind Cash

THE GREAT SILENCE (Il Grande Silencio) – Vonetta McGee
THOMASINA & BUSHROD – Vonetta McGee

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER – Bea Richards
BELOVED – Bea Richards

BLACK ORPHEUS – Marpessa Dawn

BAND OF ANGELS – Carolle Drake

DEAD OF NIGHT – Elisabeth Welch

LIVE AND LET DIE – Rosie Carver

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER – Trina Parks













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