Saturday, July 11, 2009

Birthday Shout Out!: Beah Richards

Beah Richards
July 12, 1920-September 14, 2000
Vicksburg, Mississippi
actor, playwright, poet, activist

There are a lot of movies out there that I would hate to be paid to do, some real demeaning, real woman-denigrating stuff. It is up to women to change their roles. They are going to have to write the stuff and do it. And they will.

Film Career
A Black Woman Speaks


Zetta said...

AMEN! I love her...

Sandra said...

I remember her in the role of Sidney's Poitier's character's mother in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Tea said...

Thank you for introducing another important and talented person to us.