Paul Robeson • actor/singer
Paul Robeson was a concert artist and stage and film actor who became famous for his cultural accomplishments and political activism. He recorded and released 276 songs and had starring roles in both the stage and film version of Show Boat and Shakespeare's Othello.
Learn more about Robeson's life here, why he's heralded as the first "black star" here and watch a newsreel featuring him here. Robeson sings "Ol' Man River" here.
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