HOLLYWOOD'S FIRST BLACK POWER COUPLE: Actor Don Mitchell (Ironside) and actress Judy Pace were the first black power couple in Hollywood. After "Ironside," ended, Mitchell became an successful entertainment executive and a shrewd businessman with lucrative investments. The couple was one of the first black couples to occupy a mansion in the Hollywood Hills. Mitchell also rolled around town in a Rolls Royce.
For more than 50 years, Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade, have shared a marriage filled with theater, dance, art, travel, and a true meeting of the minds. She is an iconic dancer, teacher, choreographer and visual artist. He is a dancer, choreographer, painter, avid art collector, actor, Tony Award-winning director and costume designer. Read their story at the link.
Tamara Dobson was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she appeared in a few films in Hollywood, she became best known for her title roles in the Blaxploitation films, Cleopatra Jones (1973) and Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975).