Classic Stars Wearing Blackface

Today we know that wearing blackface make-up is racist and it is not an acceptable thing to do. However in the early days of Hollywood white actors wearing blackface was very common. You may be surprised to see how many classic stars wore blackface in their films.

Judy Garland In Blackface
Judy Garland in Everybody Sing (1938)

Doris Day In Blackface
Doris Day in I'll See You In My Dreams (1951)

Joan Crawford In Blackface
Joan Crawford in Torch Song (1953)

Betty Grable June Havoc In Blackface
Betty Grable & June Havoc in The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Marion Davies In Blackface
Marion Davies in Going Hollywood (1933)

Shirley Temple In Blackface
Shirley Temple

Rosetta Duncan Vivian Duncan In Blackface
Rosetta and Vivian Duncan

Margarita Fischer In Blackface
Margarita Fischer