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Friday, July 16, 2010
Blacula's Lady, Vonetta McGee Dead at 65
Vonetta McGee, the African-American actress who had a starring role in Blacula, has died at the age of 65. Born in San Francisco, McGee debuted in the 1968 Italian comedy, Faustina, playing the title role. Among the films in which McGee appeared are the 1972 black action movie, Hammer (with Fred Williamson), the 1972 crime drama, Melinda, and Shaft in Africa (1973). She also appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction (1975). McGee would go on to having recurring roles in 1980s television drama, Cagney and Lacey and L.A. Law.
The website for the magazine Cinema Retro has a small obit for the actress, but a longer article about her can be found at AOL's Black Voices.
Rest in peace, my Queen.
Posted by Leroy Douresseaux at 11:27 AM
Labels: Black Actor, Blaxploitation, movie news, obituary, Vonetta McGee
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