(July 16, 1896-November 27, 1932)
Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
Raised in Chicago, Illinois
Starred in 'The Homesteader (1919)' and 'Within Our Gates (1919)'
Why she might be annoying
She wore dark makeup so audiences wouldn't think she was white.
She abandoned Hollywood because her skin was 'too light' for studio standards.
Very few of her films have survived over time.
Why she might not be annoying
She was called '...the most famous and most versatile actress' in early black cinema.
She refused roles that were demeaning to African-Americans.
She died from postnatal complications just seven months after giving birth to her only child.
Credit: Black Chic
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For 2015, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 92 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
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