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29 Old School Black Actors Who Were Absolute Stunners

These flawless beaus and babes were definitely feeling their look.

1. The incredibly dashing Harry Belafonte.

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Notable works: Carmen Jones (1954), Beat Street (1984)

2. The immensely talented and gorgeous Lena Horne.

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Notable works: Stormy Weather (1943), The Wiz (1978)

3. Paul Robeson sporting a dashing smile.

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Notable works: The Emperor Jones (1933), Show Boat (1936)

4. The always stunning Diahann Carroll.

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Notable works: Julia (1968-1971), Dynasty (1984-1987)

5. The handsome Sidney Poitier.

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Notable works: A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

6. The swoon-worthy James Earl Jones.

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Notable works: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1983), The Sandlot (1993)

7. The absolutely wonderful Eartha Kitt.

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Notable works: The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Boomerang (1992)

8. The absolutely radiant Pam Grier.

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Notable works: Foxy Brown (1974), The L Word (2004-2009)

9. The gorgeous Cicely Tyson.

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Notable works: Sounder (1972), Roots (1977)

10. The beautiful Dorothy Dandridge.

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Notable works: Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy and Bess (1959)

11. The oh-so-bae Tina Turner.

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Notable works: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)

12. Fred Williamson looking so fresh and so clean.

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Notable works: Black Caesar (1973), M*A*S*H (1970)

13. Lola Falana looking like a goddamn dream.

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Notable works: A Man Called Adam (1966), The Klansman (1974)

14. Janet Dubois making the camera man green with envy.

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Notable works: Good Times (1974-1979), Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

15. The always good-looking Ruby Dee.

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Notable works: A Raisin in the Sun (1961), Do the Right Thing (1989)

16. The effortlessly cool Don Marshall.

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Notable works: The Thing With Two Heads (1972)

17. The sexy and suave Denzel Washington.

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Notable works: Glory (1989), Training Day (2001)

18. Eddie Murphy rocking a cute smirk.

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Notable works: Harlem Nights (1989), Boomerang (1992)

19. The always charming Billy Dee Williams.

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Notable works: Mahogany (1975), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

20. The always poised Ethel Waters.

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Notable works: Cabin in the Sky (1943), Pinky (1949)

21. The darling Esther Rolle.

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Notable works: Good Times (1974-1979), Rosewood (1997)

22. Clarence Williams looking handsome and mysterious.

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Notable works: Tales From The Hood (1995)

23. The regal Nichelle Nichols.

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Notable works: Star Trek (1966)

24. The clean-cut Gregory Hines.

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Notable works: A Rage in Harlem (1991), Waiting to Exhale (1995)

25. The absolutely beautiful Cab Calloway.

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Notable works: Stormy Weather (1943), The Blues Brothers (1980)

26. The dazzling Irene Cara.

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Notable works: Sparkle (1976), Fame (1980)

27. The bae Richard Roundtree.

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Notable works: Shaft (1971)

28. Mario Van Peebles, aka the baest in all the land.

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Notable works: New Jack City (1991), Mama Flora's Family (1998)

29. And last but not least, the amazingly talented Fredi Washington.

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Notable works: The Emperor Jones (1933), Imitation of Life (1934)

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