It's Black Entertainment 19 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

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg

Himself

LL Cool J
LL Cool J

Himself (archive footage)

Ice-T
Ice-T

Himself

Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx

Himself

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

Himself (archive footage)

It's Black Entertainment Cast

Name Character
Jamie Foxx He was 34, now 53 years old as Himself
Duke Ellington He was 102, 75 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Tina Turner She was 62, now 81 years old as Herself (archive footage)
Dr. Dre He was 36, now 56 years old as Himself
Billy Dee Williams He was 64, now 84 years old as Himself
John Landis He was 51, now 71 years old as Himself
Spike Lee He was 44, now 64 years old as Himself
Busta Rhymes He was 29, now 49 years old as Himself
James Brown He was 68, 73 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Aretha Franklin She was 59, 76 years old when she died as Mrs. Murphy (archive footage)
Whitney Houston She was 38, 48 years old when she died as Herself
Alan Parker He was 57, now 77 years old as Himself
Quincy Jones He was 68, now 88 years old as Himself
Sean Combs He was 32, now 51 years old as Himself (archive footage)
Snoop Dogg He was 30, now 50 years old as Himself
Dorothy Dandridge She was 79, 42 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Sammy Davis, Jr. He was 76, 64 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Ice-T He was 43, now 63 years old as Himself
Little Richard He was 69, now 88 years old as Himself
Vanessa Williams She was 38, now 58 years old as Host
Debbie Allen She was 52, now 71 years old as Herself
Diana Ross She was 57, now 77 years old as Herself (archive footage)
Berry Gordy He was 72, now 91 years old as Himself
LL Cool J He was 34, now 53 years old as Himself (archive footage)
James Harris III He was 42, now 62 years old as Himself
Terry Lewis He was 45, now 64 years old as Himself
Stan Lathan He was 56, now 76 years old as Himself
Russell Simmons He was 44, now 64 years old as Himself
Gregory Hines He was 55, 57 years old when he died as Himself
Reginald Hudlin He was 40, now 59 years old as Himself
Eartha Kitt She was 75, 81 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Nat 'King' Cole He was 82, 45 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Carl Anderson He was 56, 44 years old when he died as Himself
Jasmine Guy She was 39, now 59 years old as Herself
Christopher Reid He was 52, now 72 years old as Himself (archive footage)
Suzzanne Douglas She was 44, now 64 years old as Herself
Louis Armstrong He was 100, 69 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Michael Jackson He was 43, 50 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Jimi Hendrix He was 59, 27 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
A.J. Johnson She was 38, now 58 years old as Herself (archive footage)
Harold Nicholas He was 80, 79 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Smokey Robinson He was 61, now 81 years old as Himself
Rah Digga She was 27, now 46 years old as Herself
Lena Horne She was 84, 92 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe She was 86, 58 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
The Notorious B.I.G. He was 29, 24 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Tisha Campbell-Martin She was 33, now 53 years old as Herself
Wynton Marsalis He was 40, now 60 years old as Himself
Ella Fitzgerald She was 84, 79 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Nelson George He was 44, now 64 years old as Himself
Bessie Smith She was 107, 43 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Fats Waller He was 97, 39 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Fayard Nicholas He was 87, 91 years old when he died as Himself
Louis Jordan He was 93, 66 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Otis Redding He was 60, 26 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Velma Middleton She was 84, 43 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Billie Holiday She was 86, 44 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)
Josephine Baker She was 95, 68 years old when she died as Herself (archive footage)

It's Black Entertainment Crew

Name Department
Stan Lathan as Director. He was 56 (now 76) years old Directing
It's Black Entertainment (19 years)

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