September 21, 2014

Entertainment

Saturday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

Tamara-Dobson

This week's the open threads highlight famous blaxploitation actors and actresses. Today I am highlighting 2 more performers. Tamara Janice Dobson (May 14, 1947 - October 2, 2006) was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

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Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942) is an American actor. He has been called "the first black action hero" for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film, Shaft, and its sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

Teresa Graves

Teresa Graves (born Terresa Graves; January 10, 1948 – October 10, 2002) was an American actress and singer. As the star of the 1974 made-for-television film Get Christie Love!, Graves is credited as being the first African-American woman to star in … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

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  Frederick Robert "Fred" Williamson, nicknamed "The Hammer" (born March 5, 1938) is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American Football League during the 1960's. He has black … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Famous Blaxploitation Actors and Actresses

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This week's open thread will highlight some well-known blaxploitation actors and actresses.   Vonetta Lawrence McGee (January 14, 1945 – July 9, 2010) was an American actress. She is best known for her roles during the 1970s, which … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread Musical Brunch

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War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk band from California, known for the hit songs "Low Rider", "Spill the Wine", "Summer", "Why Can't We Be Friends?", "The Cisco Kid", and "The World Is a Ghetto". Formed in 1969, War was a … [Read more...]

Sunday Open Thread: Eric B and Rakim Musical Brunch

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Eric B. & Rakim were an American hip hop duo, composed of DJ Eric B. (born Eric Barrier, November 8, 1965) and MC Rakim(born William Michael Griffin Jr., January 28, 1968). Hailing from Long Island, New York, the duo were referred to by the … [Read more...]