A Touch of Disney in Black History – Roy E. Glenn, Sr.

Roy E. Glenn, Sr. was an African-American character actor.  His career began in radio with shows such as Amos ‘n Andy.  Mr. Glenn’s first appearance was in Kelly the Second in 1956. He also made an appearance in A Raisin… Continue Reading


A Touch of Disney in Black History – Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award.  She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.  Ms. McDaniel did more than act in films.  She was… Continue Reading


A Touch of Disney in Black History- James Baskett

  James Baskett was an African-American actor who was cast as Uncle Remus in Disney’s 1946 feature Song of the South and introduced us to that famous song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”.  Mr. Baskett originally auditioned for a small role voicing one of… Continue Reading