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Cristola Williams (1911–2003)

Gorgeous singer and actress Cristola (Christola) Williams is definitely an unsung wonder of stage and screen. In the 1930s and 1940s she was a well-known vocalist and actress. Cristola first appeared on the Broadway stage in productions "Sailor Beware!," "Satellite," "Walk Together Chillun," and "Brown Sugar" with top-notch performers of her time ... See full bio »
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Nominations for the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday, with Carol leading the pack with six nominations. Visit our Awards Central section for the full list of nominations.

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 1941 Murder on Lenox Avenue
 1940 Sunday Sinners
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Won an oratorical contest sponsored by the Elks while a child in Atlanta; she placed third in the national competition in Washington, D.C. With the prize money, she attended prep school at Spelman College in Atlanta, then moving to New York City where Attended Wadleigh School for the Performing Arts in New York City, graduating in 1929; studied under Richard B. "De Lawd" Harrison and was a member... See more »

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