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 Who was the first black actor to win an emmy?

Answer Harry Belafonte was awarded an Emmy in 1960 for Best Performance in a Variety Show for his performance on the show, "Tonight with Belafonte." He was the first African American to win an Emmy.Source... Read More »
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Who was the first black actor on television?

Ethel Waters was the first black actor on American television. She appeared on "The Ethel Waters Show" on June 14th, 1939. It was a variety show on NBC. Ethel Waters performed a part from her hit ... Read More »
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Who was the first black actor to win an oscar?

The first black actor to win an Oscar was Sidney Poitier. Poitier won the Academy Award in 1964 for his portrayal of Homer Smith in "Lilies of the Field," a film based on the 1962 book of the same ... Read More »
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Who was the first black actor to win an Academy Award?

According to The Progressive, Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American performer to win an Academy Award for acting. She won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as Mammy in ... Read More »
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Who was the first black male to win an Oscar for best actor?

Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actor. He won in 1963 for the movie "Lilies of the Field" and was nominated five years before for the movie "The Defia... Read More »
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