|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1890|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 1983|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
American Actress, Director, Fashion Designer. She was one of the 22 original founders of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 1913. She served the newly formed organization in many capacities. Born in Albany, Georgia, she went to the local schools there and furthered her education at Fisk University and Howard University as well. She studied ancient greek and philosophy and drama. She was one of the first African-Americans to appear on Broadway. Dealing with race issues she was determined to achieve. She appeared in "The Emperor" with Paul Roberson and in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" as well a "An Affair Of The Skin". As for directing, she helped to start the careers of Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte as she was their instructor along with Ruby Dee whom she taught.. She went on to do several television commericials before retiring. Married to Dr. P.G. Adams, a well respected physician and chemistry professor and first African-American dean of Howard Medical School. She died in New York City at age 93.
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Record added: Nov 12, 2011
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