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Dorothy Van Engle (1910–2004)

Dorothy Van Engle was Oscar Micheaux's most beautiful and talented actress, and he used her in most of his important films: Harlem After Midnight (1934), Murder in Harlem (1935), God's Step Children (1938) and Swing! (1938). She was a favorite of black audiences and her beauty and natural, sophisticated acting took audiences' minds off the ... See full bio »


(age 93) in Ocala, Florida, USA

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Swing! Lena Powell
Murder in Harlem
Harlem After Midnight
God's Step Children
God's Step Children Mother of Naomi


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 1938 Swing!
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