Revealed in early 2017 he had dementia.
In his last professional football game he led the underdog NY Giants to victory.
Was the first black woman to guest host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
In 1950 became the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Best known for Divorce Court.
First black actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series in 1985 and first and only black actor to win an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1979.
Her nickname stems from an allergy to alcohol.
Wrote and directed Gods and Monsters, Kinsey, and Dreamgirls.
5th black to be nominated for an Oscar in 1959 for her role as Annie Johnson in Imitation of Life.