Marguerite Whitten (Marguerite Nellie Wittenberg)

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Greenville, Mississippi, USA
Gorgeous, versatile Marguerite Whitten (aka Margaret Whitten) was a wonderful, natural actress of "the golden era" of Hollywood and of black cinema. She had a sweet, likable presence on screen and her performances were always enjoyable. Margaret was a fine actress, never having to overact to express herself. She always became her character, mind, heart and soul.

She was one of many black actresses who introduced a different image of black women in movies--sophisticated, intelligent, elegant, graceful and sweet. She appeared in many "A"-grade black movies, then known as "race" films. Read more...