Fredi Washington

Born Dec 23, 1903
Hometown Savannah, Georgia
Died Jun 28, 1994
Death Place United States

Fredericka Carolyn "Fredi" Washington was an accomplished dramatic film actress, most active in the 1920s- 1930s. Fredi was a self-proclaimed Black woman, who chose to be identified as such, and wished for others to do so as well. Because of her features, and because she didn't fit people's stereotypical views of what black is supposed to look like, she faced limited acting opportunities for being "too light or not black enough.… Read More

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1903 Birth Born on December 23, 1903.


1934 30 Years Old She is best known for her role as Peola in the 1934 version of the film Imitation of Life. … Read More
1937 33 Years Old …  Together with Noble Sissle, W.C. Handy and Dick Campbell, Washington was a founding member with Alan Corelli of the Negro Actors Guild of America (NAG) in New York in 1937. … Read More


1952 48 Years Old She also consulted on casting for George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, an opera performed in revival in 1952 and filmed in 1959. … Read More


1994 91 Years Old Washington died of a stroke, the last of several, on June 28, 1994 in Stamford, Connecticut at the age of 90. … Read More
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