On today in 1901, actress Juanita Hall was born in Keyport, New Jersey. She was an American musical theater and film actress. Hall is remembered for her role as Bloody Mary in South Pacific and as Auntie Long in Flower Drum Song. In 1950 she became the first African American to win a Tony Award. She won for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. Hall died February 28, 1968, in Bay Shore, New York, at age 66.
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