BLACK HISTORY MINI DOCS - DELLA REESE
Actress, singer, and ordained minister Della Reese born July 6, 1931. Her 1957 release of her fourth single titled "And That Reminds Me." sold over one million copies and made it into the Top Twenty Pop list. Well before Oprah Winfrey in the late 1960s, Della hosted her own talk show titled Della. Reese died on November 19, 2017, at the age of 86. Please watch our mini doc on the great Della Reese.
This episode of Neema Barnette presents BHMD Podcast is hosted by Actress/Director/Producer Bonita Brisker. Her guest is Manager/Producer/Director Franklin Lett. He was the husband of the late legendary Singer/Actress Della Reese.
Watch Black History Mini Docs' Executive Producer Neema Barnette talks Queen Sugar created by Ava DuVernay. The interview features an introduction by Blair Underwood for the American Film Institute (AFI) Women's Directors Program, of which Barnette is a graduate.
Multitalented Queen, Shari Belafonte was born September 22, 1954. Shari is an Actress, model, writer, singer, photographer and director. The daughter of singer Harry Belafonte, she is one of the top black fashion models in history, appearing on the covers of the most popular fashion magazines in the world and in commercials for Calvin Klein jeans.
As an actress #ShariBelafonte made her big screen debut appearing in the 1982 drama film “If You Could See What I Hear”. On television, Shari is known for her role as Julie Gillette in the ABC drama series “Hotel” (1983-1988), the action-adventure series “Velvet” (1984), and the Canadian science fiction series Beyond Reality (1991–1993). Belafonte's multi-faceted career also includes moderating and voiceovers. Belafonte also released two studio albums in the 1980s, and acted on stage in later years.
More recently Shari was a regular on the ABC daytime soap opera “General Hospital” (2015-2017), currently the Apple TV+ drama series “The Morning Show” and the BET comedy-drama series, “Sistas”. An avid photographer, @Shari Belafonte often makes appearances with or representing her father, Harry Belafonte in interviews and documentaries to ensure the preservation of his great legacy. We salute you Queen!
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