Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy 70th Birthday Vonetta McGee

She was born Lawrence Vonetta McGee Jr. on January 14, 1940 in San Francisco, California. Her first film appearance was in the 1968 Italian film ''Faustina'' directed by Luigi Magni. Her next appearance was in her only Eurowestern ''The Great Silence'' (1968) as Pauline. She would become known to most American audiences for her appearances in ''Blacula'' ('72), ''Shaft in Africa'' ('75) and ''The Eiger Sanction'' ('75). She's been married to actor Carl Lumbly since 1987 and has one child. Her last screen appearance was in 1998's ''Johnny B Good''. Today we celebrate Vonetta McGee's 70th Birthday.

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