Dorothy Dandridge presenting an Oscar at New York’s Century Theater on March 30, 1955. She was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Carmen Jones but lost to Grace Kelly who won for Country Girl. Photo: Ebony
Diahann Carroll, her mother Mabel Johnson (far right) and her then-husband, Robert DeLeon, a former Managing Editor at Jet magazine, arrive at the Academy Awards on April 8, 1975. Ms. Carroll was a Best Actress nominee that year for her role in “Claudine.”
Melba Moore and Clifton Davis, co-stars of “The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show” on June 7, 1972. In this clip from TV One’s “UnSung,” Ms. Moore and Mr. Davis, who were in a relationship at the time, discuss the challenges they had in working on the show.
Melba Moore, seated in a nude pose, July 1971 by Jack Robinson. The photo, which appeared in the October 15, 1971 issue of Vogue, was taken as Ms. Moore was touring the country after appearing on Broadway in “Hair” and “Purlie.”