Louise Beavers

Louise Beavers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Louise Beavers (March 8, 1902 - October 26, 1962) was an American film and television actress. Beavers appeared in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1930s, most often in the role of a maid, servant, or slave. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Beavers was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, one of the four African-American sororities. Louise Beavers was a breakthrough actress for African Americans. Beavers became known as a symbol of a "mammy" on the screen. A mammy archetype "is the portrayal within a narrative framework or other imagery of a domestic servant of African descent, generally good-natured, often overweight, and loud."show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135943839
  • 9786135943832