Appeared in "Sophisticated Ladies: A Celebration of the Music of Duke Ellington".
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1 Magazine Cover Photo |
5' 3" (1.6 m)
Did You Know?
Lenny Bruce used to say about me that I was a Caucasian, that someone took a paintbrush and painted me brown. White people are not aware that Negroes look all kinds of different ways.
During her career Barbara experienced racism from time to time. When she appeared in "No Strings"--a musical by Richard Rodgers
set in Paris in which a black fashion model falls in love with a white novelist--she endured obscene phone calls and hate mail. She once walked out of a hotel in Miami that offered her a room but forbade her to swim in the hotel pool. A few times she was forced to eat in...