Rob Edwards is an African-American television and feature film screenwriter and producer. His writing includes the Disney animated feature films Academy Award nominated Treasure Planet and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated The Princess and the Frog. In 2009, along… Continue Reading
Ms. Woodard was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She can be described as an African-American film, stage, and television actress, political activist, and producer. She was the youngest of three children born to a homemaker mother and her father was an… Continue Reading
Anika Noni Rose is an African American singer and actress. She attended Florida A&M University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and went to study drama at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Rose has… Continue Reading
Ms. Moore was an African-American film, television, and stage actress. Her most famous role was as Annie Johnson in the movie Imitation of Life in 1959. She was the fifth African -American to be nominated for an Academy Award… Continue Reading
Roy E. Glenn, Sr. was the voice of Br’er Frog in Song of the South. He began in radio with shows such as Amos ‘n Andy and The Jack Benny Show. He made several appearances on television, from its early… Continue Reading
Baron Davis voices Dizzy the Vulture and additional voices in The Jungle Book 2. He is a professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the New York Knicks. In his spare time, Mr. Davis… Continue Reading
Madge Sinclair was the voice of Sarabi in The Lion King. She is best known for her roles in Earl and Me, Coming to America, Trapper John, M.D., and Roots. Ms. Sinclair died of leukemia in 1995.
Maia Wilson is a Broadway performer who made her debut in Rent. She voiced Bulda, a female troll in Frozen.
Fats Waller was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer. He is known for his famous compositions, Ain’t No Misbehavin’ and Honeysuckle Rose. He was caricatured in Mother Goose Goes to Hollywood released in 1938.
Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, a comedian and actor who took on the name Stephen Fetchit, was considered a controversial actor in his time. He took on acting roles that portrayed African-Americans as lazy. However, he became the first… Continue Reading