These white actors played historic roles of black people and no one cares

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Nov 13, 2019 at 09:30am

November 13, 2019 at 09:30 am | Opinions & Features

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

November 13, 2019 at 09:30 am | Opinions & Features

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Scenes from the movie Hud_Photo: Youtube

Patricia Neal in Hud

Patricia won herself an Oscar for her role in this movie based on the book, “Alma”. The character called Halmea was originally black, however, according to the movie screenwriter: “We would have loved to keep her black for the movie,” but “in those days you simply couldn’t do it.”

He admitted it wasn’t “because the talent wasn’t there — there were at least a half-dozen powerhouse black actresses who could have played that role. But the times weren’t ready for it yet.”

Hud was released in 1963.

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