Happy Birthday to Anna Maria Horsford! Best known for her roles in The Wayans Bros and Amen, the Harlem native has been gracing screens since 1952! She grew up in New York with her Caribbean roots but learned to carve an identity all her own. Which role in her extensive filmography do we most remember her by? I always remember her in that episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air…you know, when she and Geoffrey fall in love with each other. Except, it turns out she’s the lady of her house and not the maid, and so Geoffrey was intimidated but he shouldn’t have been, right?!
I love what she says about her father who was a Garveyite… "He clearly taught us to love being black and not be ashamed of being black. We are all warriors and have work to do."