Actors and Actresses

Some of the most unforgettable roles and accomplishments by Black actors and actresses.

1. Who was the first Black woman to host a television variety show?

Oprah Winfrey
Della Reese
Anna Maria Horsford
Diahann Carroll

2. The character "Geraldine" was created by this famous comedian:

Sammy Davis, Jr.
Richard Pryor
Flip Wilson
Redd Foxx

3. Holly Robinson-Peete played "Vanessa Russell", appearing alongside Mark Curry in this early 1990's sitcom:

"Frank's Place"
"The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
"Hangin' With Mr. Cooper"
"In Living Color"

4. Bill Cosby created, produced, and hosted this animated television series from 1972 - 1984:

"Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids"
"Popeye, The Sailor"
"The Jackson 5ive"
"Bugs Bunny, Road Runner Show"

5. Tracee Ellis-Ross, daughter of singer Diana Ross, is best known for her role on this CW Network show:

"All Of Us"
"One on One"
"Half & Half"

6. Which of the following two actresses also boast successful careers as multi-platinum recording artists?

Regina King and Kim Fields
Tamala Jones and Karyn Parsons
Brandy Norwood and Eve Jeffers
Faith Evans and Vivica Fox

7. Todd Bridges became famous while playing big brother "Willis" on this late 70's, early 80's sitcom:

"Diff'rent Strokes"
"The Facts of Life"
"That's My Mama"
"What's Happening!"

8. Comedian/actor Sinbad appeared as coach "Walter Oakes" on this show before starring in his own show in the during 90's:

"Saturday Night Live"
"A Different World"
"Saved By The Bell"
"Full House"

9. This Brown University and Harvard Law School graduate currently plays "Det. Sheldon Hawkes" on "CSI: NY"

James Pickens, Jr.
Terrence Howard
Eriq La Salle
Hill Harper

10. Victoria Rowell performed double-duty as "Drucilla Winters" ("The Young and the Restless") and "Dr. Amanda Bentley" in:

"Diagnosis: Murder"
"Magnum P.I."

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