Category Archives: Black Classic Films

Tamara Dobson {Actress – Cleopatra Jones 1973 Movie}

Blogged By: De De Tillman

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Posted: Monday November 10, 2014 @2:53 a.m PST

 

Dobson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She started as a beautician. While working, she received her degree in fashion illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While studying, she was discovered in 1969 and began to film commercials and modeling. After school, she moved from Maryland to New York to model and act full-time. Dobson, who stood 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm), eventually became a fashion model for Vogue Magazine, according to. wikipedia.

CLICK HERE TO READ TAMARA DOBSON’S BIO ON WIKIPEDIA

 

Tamara Dobson
Tamara Dobson.jpg

Dobson as Cleopatra Jones, 1973.
Born Tamara Janice Dobson
May 14, 1947
Baltimore, Maryland
U.S.
Died October 2, 2006 (aged 59)
Baltimore, Maryland
U.S.
Cause of death
Complications from Pneumoniaand Multiple Sclerosis
Nationality American
Education Maryland Institute College of Art
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 1969-1987

 

 

Where Is Singer “Vanity” Nasty Girl {Sydney-Action Jackson Movie} 1988

Blogged By: De De Tillman;  Celebrity Blogger

Source: Vanity-Vanity6-Denise Matthews On Wikipedia

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Posted: Monday November 3, 2014 @ 2:20 a.m PST

 

 

 

 

Denise Katrina Matthews (born January 4, 1959), better known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith and D.D. Winters, is a Canadian-born former singer,  songwriter, dancer, actress, and model. Vanity’s career lasted from the 1980s until the early  mid-’90s. She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6, which recorded the 1982 R&B hit “Nasty Girl”.

Vanity was born Denise Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her sister is Canadian model Patricia Matthews. She grew up up in Niagara Falls and came from what she called a “broken home.”

Vanity began entering local beauty pageants before moving to Toronto, where she modeled. She won the Miss Niagara Hospitality title in 1977, and went on to compete for Miss Canada in 1978. At age 19, she moved to New Yor

In 1980, she met Prince at the American Music Awards Prince renamed her Vanity because, he said, he saw his female reflection when he looked at her. After learning that Vanity could sing, Prince asked her to become the lead singer of the group Vanity 6.  This group was known for its sexually explicit lyrics, performances, and costumes

Besides Prince, Vanity was linked romantically to Adam Ant and Billy Idol.  In 1987, she stated that she and Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx were engaged (although Sixx denied this claim).  She joked that she would become Vanity 6 (Sixx) again. They never married. In Sixx’s 2007 autobiography,  “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star”, he describes his 1987 drug use with Vanity, who was addicted to crack cocaine at the time. In 1995, Vanity married football player Anthony Smith, of the Oakland Raiders.  They divorced in 1996. Due to the effects on her kidneys of years of drug use while a performer, she must now undergo peritoneal dialysis five times a day (each session is 20 minutes long).She lives in Fremont, California.

Vanity gave up her stage name and became a born-again Christian in 1994, the year she almost died from the effects of smoking crack cocaine. She recalled that after being rushed to the hospital, doctors said she had three days to live while on life support. She said that Jesus came to her at this time and spoke to her, saying if she promised to give up her Vanity persona, he would save her. In 1995, she said, “When I came to the Lord Jesus Christ, I threw out about 1,000 tapes of mine — every interview, every tape, every video. Everything.”She has stated that she has chosen not to receive any further revenue from her work as Vanity, and has cut off all ties with Hollywood and her former life in the music business.After a kidney transplant in 1997, she decided to devote her life to evangelism. She now speaks at churches across the United States and worldwide.

In 2010, Matthews released her autobiography, Blame It On Vanity.

Where Is Cooley High Actress Cynthia Davis?

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: De De Tillman – IMDb (Cooley High, 1975) May 1, 2011  2:27pm PST

Posted: May 1, 2011 @ 2:27 pm PST

Video Credit: MovieClips

Updated: Saturday July 30, 2011 @ 12:30 pm PST

The movie “Cooley High”  is now considered a “Classic Movie”  The cast overview, first billed only was.

1. Glynn Turman_  Starred in Bill Cosby “A Different World” and was once married to my cousin Aretha Franklin. (with long credits)

2. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs_  Starred in “Welcome Back Kotter” and later starred as “Joseph Jackson” in the movie “The American Dream” (with long credits)

3. Garrett Morris_ Starred in “Martin”, “The Jamie Foxx Show” (with long credit)

4. Steven Williams_ Starred in “21 Jump Street” (with long credits)

5. Cynthia Davis_  No other credit listed.

Cynthia Davis was called “The Light Skinned Actress”  Has she continued Acting her looks would have placed her with Actresses “Jayne Kennedy, Tracy Reed, Lonette McKee,  The Late Vonetta Mcgee just to name a few.

Boards and Forums from all over are looking for “Cynthia Davis”  Comedian/Actor “Sinbad” at one point was looking for her.  Sinbad said “Where Is Actress Cynthia Davis From Cooley High, That is One Fine Sista”

Davis is a mystery that has dropped out of sight and no one seems to know who she is or, where she is.  Writer “Eric Monte”  went on and did the TV hit show “What’s Happening”  According to the credits “Cooley High” was filmed in 2 projects in Chicago using some of the real tenants.  I know somebody know where Cynthia Davis is,   If she has hit age 50 AARP know where she is.

There is an (English) Actress name “Cynthia Davis however, she’s not the one people are seaching for, they are seaching for CYNTHIA DAVIS, who played BRENDA in the 70’s movie “COOLEY HIGH”

Everyone is looking for her,  is she married and going by her married name? Does she have children?  Who are her parents? Classmates?  Relatives? Mail Carrier?  Is she still alive?

MovieClips (Cooley High Cynthia Davis/Brenda

Here Are Links:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072820/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooley_High

WHERE IS ACTRESS CYNTHIA DAVIS WHO PLAYED “BRENDA” IN THE MOVIE “COOLEY HIGH?”   HAVE YOU SEEN HER?  SHE HAS FANS LOOKING FOR HER.  CAN OPRAH WINFREY  WENDY WILLIAMS, MO’NIQUE OR ELLEN DEGENERES FIND HER?  I KNOW THEY CAN….

CLICK BELOW, ACCORDING TO “SWEETBLACK1982 THIS IS CYNTHIA DAVIS,

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