Claudia McNeil
Date of Birth
Aug 13, 1917
Birth Place:
Baltimore, MD

Biography

African American actress Claudia McNeil came to the New York stage in the early 1950s after 25 solid years' experience as a singer. McNeil first worked in this capacity for the Katharine Dunham dance company, then toured as a single all over the world. She made her dramatic debut in the 1953 staging of The Crucible. Her first film--and one of her favorites--was 1959's The Last Angry Man. Though...