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Louise Beavers ...  Herself (archive footage)
Bricktop Bricktop ...  Herself
Joyce Bryant ...  Herself
Dorothy Dandridge ...  Herself (archive footage)
Vivian Dandridge Vivian Dandridge ...  Herself
Aretha Franklin ...  Herself (archive footage)
Adelaide Hall Adelaide Hall ...  Herself
Billie Holiday ...  Herself (archive footage)
Lena Horne ...  Herself
Alberta Hunter Alberta Hunter ...  Herself
Eartha Kitt ...  Herself
Phil Moore Phil Moore ...  Himself
Adam Clayton Powell III Adam Clayton Powell III ...  Himself
Martha Reeves ...  Herself
Hazel Scott Hazel Scott ...  Herself (archive footage)
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tv mini series | diva | See All (2) »

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brown Sugar
25 June 2008 | by marianew1See all my reviews

The mini series documentary,"Brown Sugar"is a wonderful work. It is filled with great information and rare film clips. The topic of black womens contribution to American entertainment is one that was not explored in its entirety until this piece. There has not been another as in-depth study of this topic since. I learned so much about some of the great stars of many eras. Billy Dee Williams was a perfect choice for a commentator with his smooth sophisticated style. Mr. Bogles artistry and attention to detail was impressive. More people need to see this work. I loved "Brown Sugar" and I am very interested in getting a copy of all the episodes. Can anyone help me do this?


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