Ginger Rogers, dancer & actress extraordinaire. She made a total of 73 films in her long career and is particularly known for her role as Fred Astaire's dance partner in 10 classic Hollywood musical films. As the saying goes, she did everything Fred did, but backwards & in heels!
Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans. After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went to to live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself. She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in…
Sultry singer and actress Eartha Kitt dies of cancer at 81
Eartha Kitt and Nat King Cole in St. Louis Blues (1958). Photo: AP. / Eartha Kitt hugs Nat King Cole, playing the piano in the role of W.C. Handy, in a scene from the movie, which is broadly based on the life of legendary bluesman Handy.