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Fredi Washington (Fredericka Carolyn Washington)

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Biography

Savannah, Georgia, USA
Fredi Washington was a pioneering African-American actress whose fair skin and green eyes often were impediments to her showing her extraordinary acting skills. Her talent was often overlooked because of people's obsession with her race and color. In the few films in which she acted her enormous talent as an actress couldn't be hidden.

Her first film performance was with Duke Ellington in a musical short, Black and Tan (1929), as a dancer. Read more...

Actor

Character: Fredi - Duke's Girlfriend

Black and Tan 1929

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Character: Peola Johnson, Age 19

Imitation of Life 1934

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Character: Train Conductor's Wife

Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho 1934

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