Her talents would’ve been of unrivaled magnificence had she became an actress today. Hollywood, primarily L.B. Mayer chose not to make good use of her special talents due to the color of her skin. Her abilities were limited to minor stereotypical roles and portrayal of characters that could easily be edited off screen. The treatment of black movie stars in Hollywood, particularly in the golden age can never be justifiable. In any case she was there, at the time, for a reason. A reason so many black actors and actresses could perform on stage and be allowed to go to a hotel. So black singers and dancers can bring the house down in any city of their liking and be allowed to buy houses and rent apartments of their choosing. So they could love who they love without being barred from pursuing their dreams. So Halle Berry, Denzel, Jamie Foxx, Will, J Hud, Lupi, and more could be (1) nominated and (2) win Academy Awards. Thank you for sacrificing everything. Thank you for paving the way!
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