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Celebrity Biographies

Collection by Sibyl Pettie • Last updated 1 day ago


Thumbnail bios of Celebrities, pin-size biographies. Birthday greetings, Celebrity obituaries.

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Arthur Ashe - is the only African American man to win championships at Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open, or to captain the US Davis Cup team. He was an outspoken activist against Apartheid and for AIDS awareness, having co American Athletes, American Sports, Black History Facts, Black History Month, African American Heroes, Arthur Ashe, Tennis Legends, Sport Icon, Star Wars

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) •

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr., legendary tennis player, human rights activist, and educator, was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia, to Arthur Sr. and Mattie Cunningham Ashe. At the age of four, he began playing tennis at Brook Field, a black-only park where his … Read MoreArthur Ashe (1943-1993)

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Nell Carter

Nell CarterBirmingham native Nell Carter (1948-2003) first came to public attention as a Broadway performer, but she achieved her most lasting fame as the star of the television series Gimme A Break! The diminutive but commanding Carter overcame a difficult and traumatic childhood to achieve a successful career as a singer and dancer in several theater productions in New York during the 1970s, including her most acclaimed show, Ain't Misbehavin'. She reinvented herself as a television star…

concept art by Richard Amsel, for the movie poster Death On The Nile - 1978 (source) Movie Poster Art, Film Posters, Death On The Nile, Album Book, Agatha Christie, Illustrations And Posters, My New Room, Illustrators, Concept Art

Richard Amsel created the poster for another... - frank-o-meter

Richard Amsel created the poster for another Agatha Christie movie - “Murder on the Orient Express”. Here are two preliminary version, the first of which differs considerably from the final design.

A show ahead of it's time.Diahann Carroll as "Julia" - 1984 Ad - from a TV trade paper selling the show in syndication for the first time. Black Actresses, Actors & Actresses, Diahann Carroll, Vintage Black Glamour, Vintage Tv, Hollywood Music, Star Show, Comedy Tv, Great Tv Shows

In memoriam: Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll (1935-2019) has just passed away. She was a Black American film and television actress, probably best known for playing Dominique Deveraux on “Dynasty” (1984-87), Whitle…

50 facts about Gladys Knight Lady Sings The Blues, Gladys Knight, Soul Singers, Black Actors, Black Goddess, Soul Music, Music Icon, Celebs, Celebrities

Many Never Knew Gladys Knight's Son Died As A Young Man From THIS

This is so sad, but we wanted to shine a light on Gladys Knight's beloved son because there's a lot to be learned from this story.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS Reynolds: Mary Francis Reynolds was age 8 in this photo. She wanted to be a gym teacher, but instead became a "Movie Star" after winning the Miss Burbank contest. Hollywood Music, Vintage Hollywood, Hollywood Actresses, Actors & Actresses, Debbie Reynolds Carrie Fisher, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Billie Lourd, Eddie Fisher, Movies

Debbie Reynolds 1932-2016

The actress-singer-dancer was one of Hollywood's brightest lights since bursting to stardom at age 19 in "Singin' in the Rain"

Could there be a Paul Robeson in today's society? Paul Robeson, majestic singer and actor, brilliant scholar and athlete, fierce political activist and all-around renaissance man, in a 1925 photo by Edward Gooch. British Vs American, African American History, American Actors, 3d Foto, Pin Up, 1920s Men, 1940s, Do Men, Men Wear

Paul Robeson (1898-1976) •

Paul Robeson is best known as a world famous athlete, singer, actor, and advocate for the human rights of people throughout the world. Over the course of his career, Robeson combined all of these activities into a lifelong quest for racial justice. He used his … Read MorePaul Robeson (1898-1976)

See the Spice Girls Posing with Their Past Selves Spice Girls, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Mtv, Mel Brown, Union Jack Dress, Viva Forever, Musica Pop, Baby Spice

See the Spice GIrls Posing with Their Younger Selves

Scary, Sporty, Baby, Posh and Ginger are reunited with their former spicy selves

"You think the f*cking Tea Party determines public policy?": Dick Gregory on racism, the 1 percent and why black Americans are angry at the wrong people Dick Gregory, Civil Rights Activists, Press Tour, Steve Harvey, Black History Facts, Black Pride, African American History, My People, Black Is Beautiful

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, and Barack Obama are just some of the celebrities hanging out next to their younger version Celebrities Then And Now, Young Celebrities, Celebs, Best Movie Actors, Michael J. Fox, J Fox, Le Double, Young Old, Marty Mcfly

My Happy Mushu Palace

This is basically going to serve as an archive for amusing things that I find. The links deposited do not represent my views in any way; and frankly, I don’t care if they are found offensive.

David Langston Smyrl from Celebrity Deaths: Fallen Stars The Sesame Street star passed away at 80 years old. Celebrity Deaths, Celebrity News, Lunges, Time Travel, Year Old, Firefighter, Famous People, The Outsiders, David

David Langston Smyrl from Celebrity Deaths: 2016's Fallen Stars

The Sesame Street star passed away at 80 years old.

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Fantastic Portraits of Pop Stars Posing With Their Younger Selves - Flashbak

These portraits of pop stars posing with their younger selves are brilliant. No sign of Roger Daltry, the leader singer of The Who, who wished “I hope I die before I get old”, but plenty of: Agnetha Faltskog‎, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Boy George, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, … Continue reading "Fantastic Portraits of Pop Stars Posing With Their Younger Selves"