Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

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About the Book

The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television acPER010000tresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B–film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography of the actress’s film, TV, music video or short film credits. The work also features more than 170 photographs, some of them rare images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

About the Author(s)

The late Bob McCann was the editor-in-chief at Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing in New York.

Bibliographic Details

Bob McCann
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 461
Bibliographic Info: 175 photos, filmographies, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022 [2010]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9140-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1


Bibliography      375
Index      377

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Should serve as a useful reference in academic and public libraries”—Booklist

• “Unique…as the first encyclopedia of its kind, it is indispensable for those studying women, film, and television. Essential”—Choice

• “A unique resource…recommended”—Reference Reviews

• “Elegant prose and fascinating subjects make this landmark feminist reference work difficult to put down…remarkably readable and engaging…highly recommended”—Feminist Collections