Sidney Poitier in a scene from “For Love of Ivy” in 1968. Mr. Poitier, the author three memoirs, released his first novel, “Montaro Caine,” early this month. Photo: Bob Adelman/Corbis.

Sidney Poitier in a scene from “For Love of Ivy” in 1968. Mr. Poitier, the author three memoirs, released his first novel, “Montaro Caine,” early this month. Photo: Bob Adelman/Corbis.

Popular Chicago model Cordie King (center) is featured in this December 10, 1955 Chicago Defender article on a benefit she presented (showcasing Parisian-influenced hairstyles) at the Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Casino “in her debut as a song stylist.” The models showing off looks from the show are (clockwise) Loretta Conley, Edwina Baltazar, Vivian Pryor and Francis Wilson.

Popular Chicago model Cordie King (center) is featured in this December 10, 1955 Chicago Defender article on a benefit she presented (showcasing Parisian-influenced hairstyles) at the Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Casino “in her debut as a song stylist.” The models showing off looks from the show are (clockwise) Loretta Conley, Edwina Baltazar, Vivian Pryor and Francis Wilson.

Stevie Wonder (who turns 63 today!) shares a laugh with his friend, Minnie Riperton, at a party in 1975. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty.

Stevie Wonder (who turns 63 today!) shares a laugh with his friend, Minnie Riperton, at a party in 1975. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty.

Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)

Happy Birthday to ya Stevie Wonder!!! My favorite musical genius was born 63 years ago today as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (his last name was later changed to Morris) in Saginaw, Michigan. In this 1974 photo, he is performing his classic “Living For The City” on “Top Of The Pops” in London. Photo: David Warner Ellis/Redferns. In the comment section, let me know what your favorite Stevie song is (Is it possible to have just one?)

Diana Ross at the Palace Theatre in Manhattan in 1976 with her daughters, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross, owner of Books and Cookies LA. Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

Happy Mother’s Day! Here is Coretta Scott King singing and playing the piano with her children Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter (left corner) and Bernice at home after church in November 1964. Photo: Flip Schulke/Corbis.

Happy Mother’s Day! Here is Coretta Scott King singing and playing the piano with her children Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter (left corner) and Bernice at home after church in November 1964. Photo: Flip Schulke/Corbis.

Like mother, like daughter (gorgeous!) Diahann Carroll with her daughter, Suzanne Kay, at the 1987 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. Photo: Ron Galella/Wireimage.

Like mother, like daughter (gorgeous!) Diahann Carroll with her daughter, Suzanne Kay, at the 1987 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. Photo: Ron Galella/Wireimage.