Nina Mae McKinney

Born Nannie Mayme McKinney to Hal and Georgia McKinney on June 12, 1912 in Lancaster, South Carolina, McKinney was brought up by a great-aunt, Carrie Sanders, in Lancaster when her parents moved to New York in search of better opportunities. Stage struck at an early age, she appeared in plays at the black Lancaster Industrial…

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THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER

a/k/a POCOMANIA  Sister Against Sister In A Burning Drama Of Love And Hate In The Tropics Details Year of Release:  1939 Genre:  Drama Rating:  N/A Runtime:  67 mins. Black & White Studio:  Sack Amusement Enterprises Producer:  Arthur Leonard Director:  Arthur Leonard Cast Nina Mae McKinney (Isabelle Walton) Jack Carter (Philip Ramsay) Ida James (Sylvia Walton)…

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Whitney

]a/k/a  I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story Release Date:  1/17/15 (Lifetime) Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating: Not Available Studio:  Lifetime Director:  Angela Bassett Cast:  Yaya DaCosta (Whitney Houston), Arlen Escarpeta (Bobby Brown), Yolonda Ross (Robyn Crawford), Suzzanne Douglas (Cissy Houston), Mark Rolston (Clive Davis). Details:  On 12/3/14 Shadow and Act reported, Whitney chronicles the…

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Surprise, Surprise!!!

Release Date: 6/17/14; DVD Genre:  Comedy Rating:  NR Running Time: 108 mins. Studio:  Maverick Entertainment Director:  Crosby Tatum Cast:  Crosby Tatum (Crosby Tylor), Jae Holland (J), J.D. Achille (Cynthia Simpson), Kandace C. Cummings (AP), Alison Wachtler (Adrian Lyman). Story:  A socially-awkward, heavy-set college student conducts a Philosophy class experiment by conning his sexy, womanizing best…

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Bessie

 a/k/a Blue Goose Hollow Release Date:  5/16/15 (HBO) Genre:  Drama/Biography MPAA Rating:  Not Available Studio(s):  Flavor Unit, Zanuck Company, Shelby Stone Productions, HBO Director:  Dee Rees Cast:  Queen Latifah (Bessie Smith), Michael K. Williams (Jack Gee), Tika Sumpter (Lucille), Khandi Alexander (Viola), Mike Epps (Richard), Mo’Nique (Ma Rainey), Charles S. Dutton (William “Pa” Rainey), Bryan Greenberg (John…

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Basketball Girlfriend

Release Date:  6/24/14; Direct-to-video Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Running Time:  75 mins. Studio:  Nu-Lite Entertainment; eOne Entertainment Director:  Jean-Claude La Marre Cast:  Eurika Pratts (Carmen Johnson), Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. (Mr. Murray), Ernest Dancy   (Tyrone), Ernest Thomas (Lenny), Kristian Bernard (Blak), Jean-Claude La Marre (The Hatian). Story:  Tyrone is one of the top college basketball stars…

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