5/16/1921 - 7/19/2015
Broadway Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Mildred Smith
Mildred Joanne Smith, who starred opposite Sidney Poitier in his film debut "No Way Out," has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 94.
Noted for her beauty and acting talent, Smith helped break down color barriers on Broadway in the production of "Beggar's Holiday," in which she played the love interest of white actor Alfred Drake. She was also a notable singer, appearing with Duke Ellington , Billy Strayhorn and composer Luther Henderson in "Cockles and Champagne," a...