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Watch - Salli Richardson-Whitfield Channels Lena Horne (Diversions)

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 25, 2011 3:01 AM
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A video clip from the 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction and Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel, benefiting the domestic violence oriented Jenesse Center, which Halle Berry has been a long-time supporter of. As part of the evenings festivities, which took place last month, actresses Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Taraji Henson and Wendy Raquel Robinson (above at the event) each separately channeled iconic black female performers.

In the clip below, Salli Richardson-Whitfield (whom I'm told will be directing another episode - her second effort - of the SyFy series Eureka, which she also stars in, as 1 of so very few black women directing episodic television series) "summons" the inimitable Lena Horne:

Salli Richardson Performance-Jenesse Event 2011 from Reel Life Pictures on Vimeo.

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  • SarahSmileAWhileWithMe | May 15, 2014 11:43 AMReply

    i believe in reincarnation ,time travel too

  • Nancy Rothberg | April 27, 2014 12:50 AMReply

    This is for Salli Richardson Whitfield.
    When you were in high school at U of C, I met you as a friend of Siobhan and Barry Faldner.
    My sons, Tony and Josh,also in high school were mad over you. Since then, I have kept an eye on your career. My most memorable sighting was in I Am Legend. You are still gorgeous and the video I saw of you singing Stormy Weather, was brilliant. Tony is now 45 and Josh is 42. Each has a daughter. I am now 71 (can't believe it).
    Congratulations to you for all you have accomplished and how happy you must be to have what
    appears to be a lovely and functional family. Bless you all.
    Nancy Rothberg

  • Sonya Steele | May 26, 2011 1:28 AMReply

    That was beautiful. I had no idea Salli could sing like that.

  • ChocolateOrchid | May 25, 2011 12:07 PMReply

    Wow! Love her. I've been a fan of hers.
    Didn't know she could sing either.

    Glad to hear that she's directing another episode.
    And yes, she definitely should do Lena.

  • Cordell Martin | May 25, 2011 4:31 AMReply

    Well I hope she gets cast as Lena Horne in a future film.

  • Tamara | May 25, 2011 4:16 AMReply

    So beautiful. Talented. "Eureka" is a fun show. And I agree Lynn, cast this woman as Lena!

  • Lynn | May 25, 2011 4:12 AMReply

    I didn't know she could sing that.

    If there is going to be a movie in the works about the life of Lena Horne Salli Richardson-Whitfield should play her.

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