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Alberta Hunter (1895–1984)

Composer, songwriter ("Down Hearted Blues"), author and singer who was a singer on early recordings after high school, later appearing in the London production of 'Showboat' and at the Palladium and throughout Europe and Egypt. She had a radio program over NBC, and toured Europe and the Pacific entertaining troops during World War II, and later, ... See full bio »

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 2015 The Originals (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sanctuary (2015) ... (writer: "Down Hearted Blues" - uncredited)
 2009 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Gypsy and the Hobo (2009) ... (performer: "Where Is Love?")
 2003 Mimic: Sentinel (Video) (performer: "You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark")
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (writer: "Down Hearted Blues")
 1987 Made in Heaven (performer: "Long May We Love")
 1985 The Laundromat (TV Movie) (performer: "Workin' Man", "Downhearted Blues", "Some Sweet Day", "I'm Having a Good Time", "Black Man", "The Love I Have for You", "My Castle's Rockin'", "I Cried for You", "My Handy Man Ain't Handy No More") / (writer: "Workin' Man", "Downhearted Blues", "Some Sweet Day", "I'm Having a Good Time", "Black Man", "The Love I Have for You", "My Castle's Rockin'")
 1978 Remember My Name (performer: "My Castle's Rockin'", "I've Got a Mind to Ramble", "Workin' Man", "Down Hearted Blues", "Some Sweet Day", "The Love I Have For You", "You Gotta Reap What You Sow" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Castle's Rockin'", "I've Got a Mind to Ramble", "Workin' Man", "Down Hearted Blues", "Some Sweet Day", "The Love I Have For You", "You Gotta Reap What You Sow" - uncredited)
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.31 (1959) ... (writer: "Downhearted Blues")
 1934 Radio Parade of 1935 (performer: "Black Shadows")
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She acted in Dorothy and Dubose Heyward's play, "Mamba's Daughters," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Ethel Waters (Hagar); Georgia Burke; Fredi Washington; Maude Russell; Robert Thomsen; Willie Bryant; J. Rosamond Johnson; Vincent Copeland; John Kerr; John O'Connor; Barry Kelley; Al Stokes; Bradley Wilson; Louis ... See more »
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Although "Show Boat" had opened on Broadway in 1927, and although the character Queenie is a black woman, the role was not played by one until Ms. Hunter played it in London. In the U.S., Queenie was played in the original production by Tess Gardella, a white actress who appeared in blackface. See more »

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