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Dona Drake (Eunice Westmoreland)

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Miami, Florida, USA
In a situation that closely recalls the Fannie Hurst story "Imitation of Life" in which a girl strives to pass for white, beautiful, light-skinned African-American actress/singer/dancer/bandleader Dona (pronounced "dough-nuh") Drake, for the sake of her career, denied her heritage and passed for white (in her case Mexican) for the duration of it. While it did not make her a true star, her zesty talents and charm went a long way in the field of war-time music. Unlike the story, Dona, however, did not abandon her parents or deny her parentage. Read more...

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Character: Mihirmah

Road to Morocco 1942

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Character: Dona Drake- Swing Shift Skit

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Dona Drake

Salute for Three 1943

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Character: Cattle Annie

The Doolins of Oklahoma 1949

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Character: Laurette Sincee

Another Part of the Forest 1948

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