Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Injustice

Until earlier today when I credited her for a few notable roles, the wonderful actress Theresa Harris was not credited for a single movie on the movie aggregator CritickerThat means she wasn't acknowledged for 1942's Cat People, in which she steals the show with a single scene as a feisty waitress, or for 1933's Baby Face, in which she displays amazing chemistry as a second lead. 

Criticker is a wonderful site, and I'm not accusing the contributors of any malice here. I think she slipped through the cracks, and I'm pretty sure this happened because as a black woman, she was far down on the cast list even for movies she starred in. As great an actress and as beautiful a woman as she was, it's still an uphill battle for her to get any recognition, these many decades later.

Just a reminder of the lingering spirit of Hollywood's sad legacy of racial exclusion.

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