In today’s landscape, black actors have access to roles in any genre of film or television. However, that wasn’t always the case. If it weren’t for actors like Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee fighting for roles they wouldn’t normally be afforded and excelling at them, there would be no Denzel Washington or Angela Bassett today.

Here at BlackEnterprise we decided to take a look back and give just due to those who paved the way for any black person in entertainment to feel like they could be great.

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