It's Black Entertainment 20 years old

A star-studded tribute (from the creators of That's Entertainment) to the contributions of Afro-Americans in film over the last century. Vanessa Williams traces the struggles and triumphs of the superstars of music and film. Among the many artists featured are: Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Cab Calloway, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Little Richard, Also included are today's contemporary superstars: Snoop Dogg, Ice T, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Russell Simmons, and many, more! 80 minutes plus DVD bonus features.

Credits

It's Black Entertainment Cast

Name Character
Snoop Dogg He was 30, now 51 years old as Himself
LL Cool J He was 34, now 55 years old as Himself (archive footage)
Ice-T He was 43, now 64 years old as Himself
Jamie Foxx He was 34, now 55 years old as Himself
Billy Dee Williams He was 64, now 85 years old as Himself
James Brown He was 68, 73 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Little Richard He was 69, now 90 years old as Himself
Tina Turner She was 62, now 83 years old as Herself (archive footage)
John Landis He was 51, now 72 years old as Himself
Dr. Dre He was 36, now 57 years old as Himself
Christopher Reid He was 52, now 73 years old as Himself (archive footage)
Vanessa Williams She was 38, now 59 years old as Host
Quincy Jones He was 68, now 89 years old as Himself
Fats Waller He was 97, 39 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Busta Rhymes He was 29, now 50 years old as Himself
Stan Lathan He was 56, now 77 years old as Himself
Diana Ross She was 57, now 78 years old as Herself (archive footage)
Eartha Kitt She was 75, 81 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Lena Horne She was 84, 92 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Louis Armstrong He was 100, 69 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Nat 'King' Cole He was 82, 45 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Smokey Robinson He was 61, now 82 years old as Himself
Russell Simmons He was 44, now 65 years old as Himself
Sammy Davis, Jr. He was 76, 64 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Suzzanne Douglas She was 44, now 65 years old as Herself
Jasmine Guy She was 39, now 60 years old as Herself
Gregory Hines He was 55, 57 years old when he died as Himself
Alan Parker He was 57, 76 years old when he died as Himself
Spike Lee He was 44, now 65 years old as Himself
Aretha Franklin She was 59, 76 years old when she died as Mrs. Murphy (archive footage)
The Notorious B.I.G. He was 29, 24 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Jimi Hendrix He was 59, 27 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Whitney Houston She was 38, 48 years old when she died as Herself
Debbie Allen She was 52, now 73 years old as Herself
Josephine Baker She was 95, 68 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Tisha Campbell-Martin She was 33, now 54 years old as Herself
A.J. Johnson She was 38, now 59 years old as Herself (archive footage)
Sean Combs He was 32, now 53 years old as Himself (archive footage)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe She was 86, 58 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Otis Redding He was 60, 26 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Nelson George He was 44, now 65 years old as Himself
Terry Lewis He was 45, now 66 years old as Himself
Billie Holiday She was 86, 44 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Dorothy Dandridge She was 79, 42 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Berry Gordy He was 72, now 93 years old as Himself
Louis Jordan He was 93, 66 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Carl Anderson He was 56, 44 years old when he died as Himself
Ella Fitzgerald She was 84, 79 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Reginald Hudlin He was 40, now 61 years old as Himself
James Harris III He was 42, now 63 years old as Himself
Harold Nicholas He was 80, 79 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Velma Middleton She was 84, 43 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Bessie Smith She was 107, 43 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Duke Ellington He was 102, 75 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Rah Digga She was 27, now 48 years old as Herself
Fayard Nicholas He was 87, 91 years old when he died as Himself
Wynton Marsalis He was 40, now 61 years old as Himself

It's Black Entertainment Crew

Name Department
Stan Lathan as Director. He was 56 (now 77) years old Directing
It's Black Entertainment (20 years)

  • Release day: Friday, February 08, 2002
  • Runtime: 80 minutes