For more than 30 years she maintained the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, the only permanent, self-subsidized American black dance troupe at that time, and over her long career she choreographed more than 90 individual dances.In 1989, Dunham was awarded the most prestigious artistic award, "The National Medal Of Arts" at a White House ceremony. Tookie had a long-term relationship with actor Robert De Niro and is the mother of his twins.
On October 21, 2005, Correa-Mc Mullen was shot to death outside an apartment complex in Inglewood, California.Suspected gang member 20, was charged with her murder on March 1, 2006.Melvin died on March 24, 1997 at the age of fifty-seven. Townsend was the son of the late songwriter/producer Ed Townsend, who was responsible for co-writing described him as "One of the most nicest, toughest and professional actors I've ever worked with." Steve James died of pancreatic cancer in Burbank, California, at age 41 in 1993.Singer was found dead inside his Northridge, California home by a close friend. Eulogies at James' funerial service were delivered by Elvin Lincoln in Misfits of Science (1985), the 'monsters' in Prophecy (1979), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Predator (1987), and Predator 2 (1990).Cooper is considered one of the best falsetto vocalists of all-time, in the same league as Bobby De Barge and Philip Bailey.
Cooper reportedly left Cameo to pursue a solo career but his career was cut short by his death-that is still shrouded in mystery.Rollins was also nominated for the 1981 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the motion picture, Ragtime television series based on Jewison's acclaimed motion picture of the same name.In 1993, Rollins spent about a month in jail for driving under the influence and reckless driving.Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Roger was the fourth of nine children.On a Sunday morning, April 25, 1999, Roger Troutman was found shot and critically wounded outside his northwest Dayton recording studio around 7 a.m.Police concluded it to be an apparent murder-suicide, but family members could not offer any reason or motive.