Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya of Toro modeling during the 1960sPrincess Elizabeth Christobel Edith Bagaaya Akiiki of Toro is the Batebe of the Kingdom of Toro. She is a Ugandan lawyer, politician,diplomat, model and actress. She was the first female East African to be admitted to the English Bar.

Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya of Toro modeling during the 1960sPrincess Elizabeth Christobel Edith Bagaaya Akiiki of Toro is the Batebe of the Kingdom of Toro. She is a Ugandan lawyer, politician,diplomat, model and actress. She was the first female East African to be admitted to the English Bar.

Sammy Davis Jr  ~ ~ Born on December 8, 1925, in New York City, Sammy Davis Jr. overcame prevailing racism to establish himself as an entertainment legend, becoming a successful comedian, actor, dancer and singer. As part of the Rat Pack, with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Davis was known for films like Ocean's 11 and Sergeants 3 along with his partying ways. As his fame grew, his refusal to appear in any clubs that practiced racial segregation led to the integration of several venues in…

Sammy Davis Jr ~ ~ Born on December 8, 1925, in New York City, Sammy Davis Jr. overcame prevailing racism to establish himself as an entertainment legend, becoming a successful comedian, actor, dancer and singer. As part of the Rat Pack, with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Davis was known for films like Ocean's 11 and Sergeants 3 along with his partying ways. As his fame grew, his refusal to appear in any clubs that practiced racial segregation led to the integration of several venues in…

Dorothy Dandridge  ~ ~ Born on November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Dandridge sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy ~ ~ #oldhollywood #classichollywood #vintage #fashion #dorothydandridge #legend #icon #inspiration

Dorothy Dandridge ~ ~ Born on November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Dandridge sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy ~ ~ #oldhollywood #classichollywood #vintage #fashion #dorothydandridge #legend #icon #inspiration

Billie Holiday and Hazel Scott enjoy each other’s company at party in 1957. In “Lady Didn’t Always Sing the Blues,” a 1973 article in Ebony magazine, her friend Ms. Scott said, “The thing I hope the kids don’t miss – the ones who are just discovered Lady – is that she took a lot of the tragedy of her life and made something beautiful out of it; something very beautiful.” The photo was taken by the legendary photographer Roy DeCarava (1919-2009).

Billie Holiday and Hazel Scott enjoy each other’s company at party in 1957. In “Lady Didn’t Always Sing the Blues,” a 1973 article in Ebony magazine, her friend Ms. Scott said, “The thing I hope the kids don’t miss – the ones who are just discovered Lady – is that she took a lot of the tragedy of her life and made something beautiful out of it; something very beautiful.” The photo was taken by the legendary photographer Roy DeCarava (1919-2009).

Ronnie Spector, Dee Dee Sharp, Mohammed Ali, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder back stage at the Apollo, 1963.

Ronnie Spector, Dee Dee Sharp, Mohammed Ali, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder back stage at the Apollo, 1963.

Happy 84th Birthday to James Earl Jones! Mr. Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi. This photo was taken on May 29, 1961 by Carl Van Vechten.

Happy 84th Birthday to James Earl Jones! Mr. Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi. This photo was taken on May 29, 1961 by Carl Van Vechten.

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