African American actors and actresses

Events

Louise Beaverswas an African-American film and television actress

1902

Lincoln Perry was America's first black movie star.

1932

Pigmeat got his big star by helping a rich white man

1936

Madge Dorita Walters-Sinclair was a Jamaican American actress, best known for her roles in Cornbread

1938

The Ethel Waters Show was the first show to have black people on there show

1939

Hattie McDaniel wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1939

Marla Gibbs is the first black women actress and producer

1941

First African American women to win a Tony Award.

1950

Dorothy Jean Dandridgethe African-American actress to be for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1954

Flip Wilson was the first black male to when a Golden Globe

1959

Anne-Marie Johnston is an American actress and impressionist who has starred in film and on television.

1960

Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field

1960