Fredi Washington

Fredi Washington

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Birthday: December 23, 1903 (90 years) Died: June 28, 1994 (27 years Ago)

HomeTown: Savannah, Georgia, United States

Fredi Washington was a pioneering African-American actress whose fair skin and green eyes often were impediments to her showing her extraordinary acting skills. Her talent was often overlooked because of people’s obsession with her race and color. In the few films in which she acted her enormous talent as an actress couldn’t be hidden.Her first film performance was with Duke Ellington in a musical short, Black and Tan Fantasy (1929), as a dancer. In Hollywood she was urged to “pass” for fully white by studio heads, who said they would make her a bigger star than Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Constance Bennett and Greta Garbo. Fredi refused. Her best-known role was as the original Peola, in the controversial film Imitation of Life (1934). She appeared with Paul Robeson in The Emperor Jones (1933) and in a few other films with her skin darkened. Her best work was on the stage, notably in “Mamba’s Daughters” with Ethel Waters. Fredi never made it to the top like her contemporaries Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker and Nina Mae McKinney because she didn’t look “black” enough. But Fredi had what it took, as is more than evident in the few films that she did do.Her best work was as an activist. She was the head of the Negro Actors Guild, helping black performers get a fair chance in the entertainment industry. Hopefully, people who discover her work today will see her beauty and talent shine through and look beyond her skin color, unlike most people of her time. Fredi Washington was born on December 23, 1903 in Savannah, United States. Fredi Washington died on June 28, 1994 at the age of 90 years. Check below for more deets about Fredi Washington. This page will put a light upon the Fredi Washington bio, wiki, age, birthday, family details, affairs, controversies, caste, height, weight, rumors, lesser-known facts, and more.

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Stage Name Fredi Washington
Real Name Fredi Washington
Profession(s) Actress, Musician,
Birthday December 23, 1903
Death Died on (27 years ago) (Age: 90 years)
Gender Female
Birthplace Savannah, United States
Hometown Savannah, Georgia, United States
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Fredi Washington was born on December 23, 1903 in Savannah, United States. Fredi Washington died on June 28, 1994 at the age of 90 years.

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  • Fredi Washington was born in Savannah, United States.
  • Fredi Washington was a pioneering African-American actress whose fair skin and green eyes often were impediments to her showing her extraordinary acting skills. Her talent was often overlooked because of people’s obsession with her race and color. In the few films in which she acted her enormous talent as an actress couldn’t be hidden.Her first film performance was with Duke Ellington in a musical short, Black and Tan Fantasy (1929), as a dancer. In Hollywood she was urged to “pass” for fully white by studio heads, who said they would make her a bigger star than Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Constance Bennett and Greta Garbo. Fredi refused. Her best-known role was as the original Peola, in the controversial film Imitation of Life (1934). She appeared with Paul Robeson in The Emperor Jones (1933) and in a few other films with her skin darkened. Her best work was on the stage, notably in “Mamba’s Daughters” with Ethel Waters. Fredi never made it to the top like her contemporaries Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker and Nina Mae McKinney because she didn’t look “black” enough. But Fredi had what it took, as is more than evident in the few films that she did do.Her best work was as an activist. She was the head of the Negro Actors Guild, helping black performers get a fair chance in the entertainment industry. Hopefully, people who discover her work today will see her beauty and talent shine through and look beyond her skin color, unlike most people of her time.

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