Donald Bogle

Donald Bogle

writer, director, producer

Donald Bogle was born on Jul 13, 1944 in USA. Donald Bogle's big-screen debut came with in .

Donald is a noted African American film historian and prize-winning author and is one of the leading authorities on African Americans in the movies. The most notable of his works are "Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography"; as well as the classic study of Black images in film, "Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films"; and "Brown Sugar: Over One Hundred Years of America's Black Female Superstars," which was adapted into a four hour, four part series for PBS. His most recent book is "Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood." Other books are "Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television" and "Blacks in American Films and Television: An Illustrated Encyclopedia." "Let's all nod in appreciation to Donald Bogle," filmmaker Spike Lee wrote, "for putting everything in historical perspective. Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian."

  • Birthday

    Jul 13, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA