Rosalind Cash a black "actor" of incredible range and depth. She has appeared on almost every episodic show on television in a variety of roles and given numerous character portrayals in cult films such as "Buckaroo Bonsai" and "The Omega Man," and other more traditional ones like "The New Centurions" and "The All-American Boy." What all these films demonstrate, despite their dissimilarity, is the ability of Ms. Cash to create believable black characters at a time when television and movies appear to relish exaggerated stereotypes. Moreover, her appearances in film and television attest to the strength ofher convictions, and her unwillingness to relinquish social and political values based upon the dignity and richness of an Afro-American heritage. This sagaciousness has enabled her to survive the pitfalls of Hollywood and stardom and resulted in being considered persona non grata in the eyes of those who determine which actors shall rise to to the top.
Cash, Rosalind and McClaurin-Allen, Irma
"Working: The Black Actress in the Twentieth Century,"
Contributions in Black Studies:
Vol. 8, Article 6.
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