Classic Ladies of Color

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Singer Cleo Laine, 1959

Singer Cleo Laine, 1959

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Model and actress Shakira Baksh Caine was born in what is now known as Guyana on February 23, 1947. While working as a secretary, her employer urged her to enter the Miss Guyana contest, which she won. Then, at the age of 19, she came in third in the 1967 Miss World contest held in London. She would stay in London to begin her modeling and acting career.

Model and actress Shakira Baksh Caine was born in what is now known as Guyana on February 23, 1947. While working as a secretary, her employer urged her to enter the Miss Guyana contest, which she won. Then, at the age of 19, she came in third in the 1967 Miss World contest held in London. She would stay in London to begin her modeling and acting career.

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Actress Diana Sands

Actress Diana Sands

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Actress Madhubala

Actress Madhubala

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Beryl Cunningham in Dorian Grey (1970)

Beryl Cunningham in Dorian Grey (1970)

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Actress Sadhana

Actress Sadhana

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televisionmusicals:

Not a television musical, but one of the truly great — and underappreciated — film musicals. From the knockout opening to the film version of “Hair.”

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Actress Yoshiko Sakuma

Actress Yoshiko Sakuma

Renn Woods as “Fanta” in Roots (1977).

Renn Woods as “Fanta” in Roots (1977).

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