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Diva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition
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TitleDiva from 50 Years Ago Finds New Recognition
AbstractFile containing photos and a biographical article about Etta Moten Barnett, or Etta Barnett, a 96-year-old singer and former actress "in 1930s Hollywood film roles that were not demeaning." Born in Texas in 1901 ("no relation to Kansas City jazz band leader Bennie Moten") and raised partly in Kansas City (performing here with the Jackson Jubilee Singers) before moving to New York City and later Los Angeles as a singer and movie actress appearing in "Flying Down to Rio" and "Gold Diggers of 1933," then becoming "the first African-American film actress to perform at the White House" in 1934.
DateFebruary/5/1998
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: African Americans--Prominent
PageC1: 2, C8: 1
Local SubjectBarnett, Etta M.
African Americans
Actresses
Musicians
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID123106
CONTENTdm number27208
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