Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vonetta McGee, R. I. P.

Obituary: Vonetta McGee dies at 65; film actress during 1970s blaxploitation era - "Vonetta McGee, an actress whose big-screen heyday during the blaxploitation era of the 1970s included leading roles in 'Blacula' and 'Shaft in Africa,' has died. She was 65.
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McGee was described as 'one of the busiest and most beautiful black actresses' by Times movie reviewer Kevin Thomas in 1972, the year she appeared opposite Fred Williamson in the black action movie 'Hammer,' and had starring roles in the crime-drama 'Melinda' and the horror film 'Blacula.'"

Hat tip to Doc Quatermass.

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