The Golden Beetle, Segundo de Chomón, 1907.
Stunning Cuban actress Chelo Alonso
I could totally see her playing Chell in the live action version of Road to El Dorado
Happy Birthday Elizabeth Taylor
(February 27, 1932 - March 23, 2011)
My troubles all started because I have a woman’s body and a child’s emotions.”
Lucille Battle and Millie Monroe as they appeared in “Lady Luck” (1942), the movie may also be found under its’ original title “Lucky Ghost”.
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American jazz vocalist and pianist known for her rich voice, with an unusually wide range, and for the inventiveness and virtuosity of her improvisations.
Vaughan was the daughter of amateur musicians. She began studying piano and organ at age seven and sang in the church choir. After winning an amateur contest at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre in 1942, she was hired as a singer and second pianist by the Earl Hines Orchestra. A year later she joined the singer Billy Eckstine’s band, where she met Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Vaughan’s singing style was influenced by their instruments-“I always wanted to imitate the horns.” Gillespie, Parker, and Vaughan recorded “Lover Man” together in 1945.
Dorothy Dandridge, interviewed by Richard Clark on April 12, 1956 in London.
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