Saturday, October 07, 2006

RIP

Photobucket - Video and Image Hostingto Tamara Dobson aka Cleopatra Jones. Everyone remembers Pam Grier and her Foxy Brown and Coffey characters but no one talks about Tamara and Cleopatra Jones which in my opinion was a more positive image than Grier's.

Also R.I.P to Buck O'Neil the Negro leagues baseball superstar. If only they had allowed Blacks in the Major leagues back then he might today have the reverence associated with Babe Ruth. I wonder if they will finally vote him into the Hall of Fame now that he's dead.

On another note happy thanksgiving Canada oh and check for my review of the T'cha in a bit.

13 comments:

Melody said...

Back when de worst that 'big-screen sistas' said was "jive turkey" or "Hands up, sucka!" Bye, Cleopatra. Pam's prob'ly swattin' de obituaries now.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Jdid, give thanks for this. In one way or another, the siter showed a way.

Blessings,
Geoffrey

Abeni said...

Never heard of her but then I've never seen the movies.Never heard of O'neil either so it's history lesson for me.

Luke Cage said...

To the one, the greatest and only... cleopatra jones. And she passed so young. 59 years old. RIP Tamara. And I found out that Buck O'Neil died while watching the Mets-Dodgers game this evening. Godspeed to them both. Tight tribute to both J.

Dr. D. said...

Cleopatra Jones passed away? Were it not for this blog I would never have known Jdid.....hope she finds eternal rest.

Gela's Words said...

Oh no! She died?

Nikki said...

I was shocked to find out that Tamara had a degree in fashion illustration. Probably why she was so hip with her clothing. R.I.P.

Shotta M said...

R.I.P

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing the black sistas in the movies from those days saying those lines Melody mentioned.

I love to watch those Pam Grier movies, mabe is because she looked ho and she was half naked in a couple of them, like Coffe! She had some serious breasts!

No doubt there contribution to getting black people in the movies

Leon said...

R.I.P. Sista! You too Buck. Those jive turkeys always made parodies of the character, never taking her seriously.

solitaire said...

The only one I know is Ms. Pam Grier (who still kicks serious butt) but I always have respect for those who paved the way!

Diddy, how is little Diddy doing?

princessdominique said...

I heard about that. Makes me wanna own the movies.

Miz JJ said...

I didn't hear about that. R.I.P Cleopatra.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I am still full. All that callaloo and crab!