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The previous year she starred in the television situation comedy Gimme a Break! as a feisty house- Chapman, Tracy 37 keeper working for a widowed white police officer and his three daughters. The show ran on NBC for six years and earned her two Emmy nominations. However, many people in the black community criticized the show and Carter for perpetuating the black stereotype of the good-hearted maid. “I’m called Mammy and everything else,” Carter responded in an interview. ’↜” Carter went on to star in several other sitcoms, including Hangin’ with Mr.

In 1968, at the age of 86, Eubie Blake started the second phrase of his remarkable career. As the revival of ragtime music grew, Blake and Sissle were “rediscovered” by writers and critics as two of its few living practitioners. They made a record album, The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake (1968), and were the subject of a book, Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake (1973). Sissle died in 1975. Blake went on to make a world tour, lecturing and playing his music on the piano. A musical revue based on his work called Eubie!

Bailey, Diane. Mary J. Blige. New York: Rosen Classroom, 2009 (YA). Brown, Terrell. Mary J. Blige. Hip-Hop. : Mason Crest Publishers, 2007 (YA). Louie, Rebecca. ” USA Weekend, June 20–22, 2008, pp. 6,7. Further Listening My Life. MCA, CD, 1994. Reflections—A Retrospective. Geffen Records, CD, 2006. Further Viewing An Intimate Evening with Mary J. Blige—Live from the House of Blues. Sanctuary Records, DVD, 2004. Brandy (Brandy Norwood) (1979–â•… )╇ R & B singer, actress One of the best-known pop divas of the 1990s, Brandy’s acting career has been nearly as successful as her singing career.

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