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Edna Mae Harris (1910–1997)

Edna Mae Harris was one of the best actresses of the Black race in the 1930s and 1940s. She starred in some of the best all black cast independently produced movies in the 1930s and 1940s. An attractive woman who had a soulful voice, personality, sex appeal, she was a triple threat to show business, for she could sing, dance, and act. She was the ... See full bio »

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Lying Lips
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Paradise in Harlem
Paradise in Harlem Doll Davis
The Green Pastures
Spirit of Youth
Spirit of Youth Mary Bowdin


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 1994 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Commentator (actress)
- Midnight Ramble (1994) ... Commentator (actress)
 1942 Legs Ain't No Good (Short)
 1941 Murder on Lenox Avenue
 1940 Sunday Sinners
Corrine Aiken
 1940 Stolen Paradise
Maid (as Edna May Harris)
 1940 The Notorious Elinor Lee
Fredi Welsh
 1939 Paradise in Harlem
Doll Davis
 1938 Spirit of Youth
Mary Bowdin
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Oasis Girl (uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures
Zeba (as Edna M. Harris)
 1936 Bullets or Ballots
Rose - Lee's Maid (uncredited)
 1936 Private Number
Lulu (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Black Woman (uncredited)
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 1939 Paradise in Harlem (performer: "HARLEM SERENADE")
 1939 Lying Lips (performer: "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "I've Got a Heart Full of Rhythm" - uncredited)
 1936 Fury (performer: "There's No More Trouble for Me" - uncredited)

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Edna M. Harris | Edna May Harris

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