Wednesday, February 1, 2017

28 Days Of Black Women In Horror: Kim Hamilton

Kim Hamilton (1932-2013)

The Leech Woman (1960)

Kim Hamilton (born Dorothy Mae Aiken) initially wanted to be a model but could not work in the fashion industry because of her short stature and race. Hamilton made her professional acting debut in the 1950s television sitcom Amos 'n' Andy. She played the girlfriend of Andy (Spencer Williams) on the show for several episodes. Hamilton was also an artist, director, and writer. In her final credits, she was credited as Kim Rousseau. In December 2007, Hamilton was honored for her career achievements by Columbia University and the Harlem community at an event held at the Museum of the City of New York. Hamilton's honor was part of series of Columbia University's Big Read program, focusing on To Kill a Mockingbird through guest lectures, productions, and panel discussions.(Source)

About The Leech Woman (1960)

An endocrinologist in a dysfunctional marriage with an aging, alcoholic wife journeys to Africa seeking a drug that will restore youth. (Source)

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Other Genre Performances

Frances Temple, The Twilight Zone (1960)
The Maid, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1962)
Sgt. Donna Mill, Kojak (1974)
June Bundy, Future Cop (1977)
Diane Armstrong, Project U.F.O. (1978)
Nurse Paulton, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (1981)
Songi, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990)

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