Date of Birth:
8 March 1902
Louise Beavers played in 9 movies in the Mystery, Thriller, Music, Drama, Romance, Western, Comedy, Musical, Action, Adventure, Biography, War, Sport genres.
Louise Beavers got succeed with average imdb rating 6.4.
African-American screen, television, and minstrel actress.
Before becoming an actress, Beavers was the maid for actress Leatrice Joy.
Despite the fact that she was given fourth billing in Imitation of Life (1934), her role was nearly equal in importance to Claudette Colbert's, and was the first instance of a Hollywood film in which a black woman's maternal problems were given equal importance to those of the leading white character in a film.
The studio forced her to eat extra servings of food so she could play the "black mammy" roles that were available to actresses of color at the time.
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