Woman in Drugstore (uncredited)
Strike Me Pink
Dancer / Singer in 'First You Have Me High (Then You Have Me Low)' (uncredited)
Ladies Room Maid at Party (uncredited)
Lili - Mimi's Maid (uncredited)
Ladies' Room Attendant (uncredited)
Camp Follower (uncredited)
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5' 2" (1.57 m)
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[on the struggles she faced as a Black actress in old Hollywood] I never felt the chance to rise above the role of maid in Hollywood movies. My color was against me. The fact that I was not 'hot' stamped me as either an uppity 'Negress' or relegated me to the eternal role of stooge or servant. I can sing but so can hundreds of other girls. My ambitions are to be an actress. Hollywood had no parts...
Despite going uncredited in most of her film roles, she was well known to black audiences of the era. Some black theaters would feature her name on the marquee when her films were shown, rather than the names of the films' leading actors.
Usually played maid roles
The Beautiful Maid