Fredi Washington

Fredi Washington

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fredericka Carolyn "Fredi" Washington (December 23, 1903 - June 28, 1994) was an accomplished dramatic film actress, most active in the 1920s- 1930s. A multiracial person of African-American ancestry, and frustrated at facing limited acting opportunities for that reason, she became an activist and journalist. Washington was a founding member of the Negro Actors Guild of America (NAG) in 1937 to create better professional opportunities. She also was Entertainment Editor of People's Voice, founded in 1942. Washington earned notice for her portrayal of Peola, a young African-American woman who passed for white, in the 1934 Academy Award-nominated film Imitation of Life. She also appeared with Paul Robeson in The Emperor Jones in 1933.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135957678
  • 9786135957679