Kool Cats And Hip Chicks

Dedicated to the heroes and sheroes, all the brothas and sistas who made the 1970’s so funky,

but whose accomplishments and contributions never got the respect they really deserved.

Rodney Allen Rippy

Rodney is a child actor who appeared in TV commercials for the fast-food chain Jack in the Box in the early 1970s, as well as in numerous

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Opera Is Funky Too!

Sissieretta Jones aka Black Patti (1869-1933) was a pioneer of Black operatic singing, and she paved the way for a long list of black opera singers to follow,

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Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt established herself in film, theater, cabaret, music and on television. By the time she was 20, Eartha was a featured dancer and vocalist

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Rosalind Cash

Rosalind Cash was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on December 31, 1938. As a young woman, she took off with only $20 in her

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Juanita Moore

Juanita Moore started her acting career in the early ’50s, a time during which very few Black actresses were given roles of substance in major-studio

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Ms. Lena

Lena Horne, whose striking beauty and magnetic sex appeal often overshadowed her talent and artistry, was remarkably candid about the underlying reason for her success:

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Marpessa Dawn

Marpessa Dawn was directed by Marcel Camus and based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, “Orfeu Negro,” as it is called in Portuguese,

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Vonetta McGee

Without question, one of the most breathtaking beauties to emerge out of the 70’s “Blaxploitation” era was actress Vonetta McGee. This lovely sister, born in San Francisco on

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Judy Pace

Some would argue that if there was one actress that threatened Pam Grier’s reign as America’s Black glamour queen of the 70’s, it was the bewitching bronze

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