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profile name: Shirley Jackson profile occupation: Author
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profile name: Louise Brooks profile occupation: Film Actress
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profile name: Cannonball Adderley profile occupation: Saxophonist
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profile name: Patricia Neal profile occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
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profile name: Roger Fenton profile occupation: Photographer
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profile name: Johnny Dodds profile occupation: Musician
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Who can forget Angela Bassett as Tina Turner or Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles? Do you remember who played Billie Holiday? Or who Beyoncé performed as in the film Cadillac Records? More recent African-American biopics include the Lifetime original movie Betty & Coretta (2013), starring Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King and Mary J. Blige as Betty Shabazz, and The Butler (2013), starring Forest Whitaker and based on the life of Eugene Allen.
View our photos of African-American biopics to compare these famous figures to the actors and actresses who have portrayed them.
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Explore some of the most famous figures featured in biopics and the leading actors who portrayed them, including President Abraham Lincoln and his mimic in Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis; White House butler Eugene Allen and The Butler's leading man, Forest Whitaker; Etta James and Cadillac Records star Beyoncé Knowles; Ray Charles and his Academy Award-winning portrayer, Jamie Foxx; and Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige, who play Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, respectively, in the Lifetime original movie Betty & Coretta (2013).
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