TITLE

Black stars shined at Oscar ceremony despite awards snub

PUB. DATE
April 1996
SOURCE
Jet;4/15/96, Vol. 89 Issue 22, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that black stars were among the most prominent during the telecast of the 68th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Whoopi Goldberg's quick-witted, fast-paced hosting of the event; Oprah Winfrey's interview with topnotch celebrities; Songstress Vanessa Williams' performance.
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9604174129

 

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