Friday, March 05, 2010

Wonderful Smith

From the 9/18/2008 edition of the L.A. Times:

"Wonderful Smith - whose boundary-pushing comedy routine in Duke Ellington's satirical revue "Jump for Joy," staged in Los Angeles in 1941, helped the black cast rebel against racial stereotypes in entertainment - died Aug. 28 of natural causes at an assisted-living facility in Northridge." He was 97."

Like the preceeding interiew I conducted with actress-activist Frances Williams, here's part of yet another oral history that I conducted in 1992 for the California African-American Museum.

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