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Isabel Washington (1908–2007)

Isabel Washington was born on May 23, 1908 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. She was an actress, known for St. Louis Blues (1929), Dave Apollon and His Russian Stars (1929) and Adam Clayton Powell (1989). She was married to Adam Clayton Powell Jr.. She died on May 4, 2007 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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St. Louis Blues Jimmy's Girlfriend
Brown Sugar Herself


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 1929 St. Louis Blues (Short)
Jimmy's Girlfriend
 1929 The Letter
Opium Den Dancer (uncredited)
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 1929 Dave Apollon and His Russian Stars (Short) (performer: "Mean to Me" - uncredited)
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 1989 Adam Clayton Powell (Documentary)
 1986 Brown Sugar (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself (as Isabel Washington Powell)
 1929 Dave Apollon and His Russian Stars (Short)
Herself - Vocalist
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 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary)
In Speakeasy (uncredited)

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Isabel Washington Powell

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She was separated from her first husband and had a two-year-old son when she met Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in New York City. He was in the audience at the Cotton Club one night and she was a chorus girl in the show. See more »

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