R.I.P. Harry Belafonte (March 1, 1927 – April 25, 2023)

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte, a musician, actor, producer, and activist who popularized calypso music in the United States and paved the way for black entertainers, passed away on Tuesday from congestive heart failure at his Manhattan home. He was 96. The lithe, dapper Belafonte was a celebrated Broadway actor as well as a versatile recording and concert […]

R.I.P. Sydney Poitier ( Feb 20, 1927 – Jan 6, 2022)

Sydney Poitier

Sidney L. Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, film director, activist, and ambassador. In 1964, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the first African American and Bahamian actor to win the award. He received two Academy Award nominations, ten Golden Globes nominations, two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, six BAFTA nominations, eight Laurel nominations, […]

R.I.P. Betty White ( Jan 17, 1922 – Dec. 31, 2021)

Betty White

Betty White, who created two of the most memorable characters in sitcom history, the nymphomaniacal Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the sweet but dim Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls” — and who capped her long career with a comeback that included a triumphant appearance as the host of “Saturday […]