neotrinity: This slipped past me!!! Thanks! I may have taken one of those pictures -- the one with Sloan looking to the left, hand on head, with the bananas around her waist. She's used some of my pics for later publicity for her great one-woman show as Josephine. Can't believe I overlooked this!!!!!! (I just sent her a copy of this and asked her to try to find this site!!!)
Love the shots of Ruby! Loved her! (My own mother, who is 92 and in failing health, is also named Ruby.)
Follow-Up: Earlier today (Sunday), while channel surfing, I spotted the unmistakeable Ms. Dee, and the camera pulled back for us to see Ossie Davis. It was Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing." I didn't watch much of it this time, but it was great to see both of 'em! We'll always have them!
It always bemuses us no end most everyone can conjure up the name of every nubile whose ever flitted across small or big screens (and call themselves 'movie lovers') but can rarely recognize, let alone name and forget about have been exposed to endless actresses of color whose allure and accomplishment goes far beyond their terminally-arrested adolescent hormones. Such was Lee Chamberlin, who died of cancer this past May.
We first became aware of her when she starred in Penn State's 1970 spring production of "Medea", where her fiery intensity
and tangible intelligence rescued an otherwise underwhelming production.
Her established credits on stage echoed on teevee opposite Morgan Freeman's Easy Reader
along with Bill Cosby, who she later rejoined beaming aboard his mid-70s
with El Sid.
She also, among many other credits, played Cordelia opposite James Earl Jones' "Lear".
No, you won't see her replicated endlessly as an object