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Dorothy Dandridge presenting the Oscar for Film Editing for “On the Waterfront” at the 27th Academy Awards at New York’s Century Theater on March 30, 1955. She was nominated for Best Actress that year for her role in “Carmen Jones”. 

Nat “King” Cole and his wife Maria Cole attend the 35th Annual Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on April 8, 1963. I’m so excited that this picture is in my book, along with photos of the Cole’s daughter, the great Natalie Cole of course, and Ms. Cole’s aunt, the pioneering educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown. It is the only example of three generations of one family in the book. http://vintageblackglamourbook.com/ Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Nat “King” Cole and his wife Maria Cole attend the 35th Annual Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on April 8, 1963. I’m so excited that this picture is in my book, along with photos of the Cole’s daughter, the great Natalie Cole of course, and Ms. Cole’s aunt, the pioneering educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown. It is the only example of three generations of one family in the book. http://vintageblackglamourbook.com/ Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Billy Dee Williams arrives at the Academy Awards on March 28, 1973. Mr. Williams, a presenter that night, appeared as Louis McKay in “Lady Sings the Blues” which was nominated for five Oscars. Photo: Corbis.

Billy Dee Williams arrives at the Academy Awards on March 28, 1973. Mr. Williams, a presenter that night, appeared as Louis McKay in “Lady Sings the Blues” which was nominated for five Oscars. Photo: Corbis.

Dear Mr. Harry Belafonte, Happy 87th Birthday! Thank you for more than 50 years of art and activism behind the scenes in Hollywood and on the frontlines of the civil rights movement. Thank you for speaking up early and often and creating Harbel Productions and producing projects like the film noir “Odds Against Tomorrow" in 1959 and the CBS television special written by Langston Hughes, “The Strollin’ 20’s”, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance, in 1966. Thank you for still speaking up and enlightening us today. There was so much work to be done as you leaned against this Oscar statue at the Academy Awards on March 27, 1956, and you did it - and are still doing it! And for that sir, we thank you and wish you the happiest birthday and many more. Photo: Archive Photos/Getty Images.

Dear Mr. Harry Belafonte, Happy 87th Birthday! Thank you for more than 50 years of art and activism behind the scenes in Hollywood and on the frontlines of the civil rights movement. Thank you for speaking up early and often and creating Harbel Productions and producing projects like the film noir “Odds Against Tomorrow" in 1959 and the CBS television special written by Langston Hughes, “The Strollin’ 20’s”, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance, in 1966. Thank you for still speaking up and enlightening us today. There was so much work to be done as you leaned against this Oscar statue at the Academy Awards on March 27, 1956, and you did it - and are still doing it! And for that sir, we thank you and wish you the happiest birthday and many more. Photo: Archive Photos/Getty Images.

Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll at a dinner following the Oscars in Santa Monica, CA on April 5, 1965. Photo: AP Photo/DFS. 

Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll at a dinner following the Oscars in Santa Monica, CA on April 5, 1965. Photo: AP Photo/DFS. 

That’s right #Oscars audience, STAND UP for Dame Shirley Bassey! She is 76 today and still as gorgeous as she was in this 1960 photo where she is being fitted for a new sheath dress, covered with 156,000 diamante stones (weighing in at 28 pounds), by designer Douglas Darnell. Photo by Peter Hall/Keystone Features/Getty Images.

That’s right #Oscars audience, STAND UP for Dame Shirley Bassey! She is 76 today and still as gorgeous as she was in this 1960 photo where she is being fitted for a new sheath dress, covered with 156,000 diamante stones (weighing in at 28 pounds), by designer Douglas Darnell. Photo by Peter Hall/Keystone Features/Getty Images.

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

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