Fredi Washington

Actress + Activist
Born Dec 23, 1903

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.


1994 91 Years Old Washington died after a series of strokes on June 28, 1994 in Stamford, Connecticut, aged 90. … Read More
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