Vonetta McGee, an actress who scaled the ranks of Black Hollywood during blaxploitation film era of the 1970s, passed away after experiencing cardiac arrest and being on life support for two days. She was 65, though some have her year of birth listed as 1940.
McGee appeared opposite Fred Williamson in the black action movie ‘Hammer’ in 1972, and had starring roles in the crime-drama ‘Melinda’ and the popular horror film ‘Blacula.’
Los Angeles Times movie reviewer once considered McGee “one of the busiest and most beautiful black actresses.”
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The last movie I remember seeing Vonetta in was this great movie with Danny Glover called, “To Sleep with Anger” (still waiting for that one to come out on DVD) and she looked as beautiful as I had remembered her when I was a kid. How old am I? I saw Thomasine & Bushrod in the movie theatre!
RIP Vonetta. Thanx for entertaining me. I’ll miss you.