Denise Katrina “Vanity” Matthews

Denise Katrina Matthews—singer, songwriter, actress, model, and dancer—was born on January 4, 1959 to a Polish-German Jewish mother, Helga Senyk, and an African American father, Levia James Matthews, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. She also had two sisters Patricia and Renay Matthews. Her parents divorced … Read MoreDenise Katrina “Vanity” Matthews

John William, a.k.a Ernest Armand Huss (1922-2011)

Ivorian–French pop singer John William was born Ernest Armand Huss on October 9, 1922 in the coastal town of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). He was born to a Frenchman, Ernest Charles Huss, and an Ivorian woman, Henriette Amoussan, with whom he never had much acquaintance. At … Read MoreJohn William, a.k.a Ernest Armand Huss (1922-2011)

Taraji Penda Henson (1970– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She was born on September 11, 1970, in Washington, D.C., to Bernice Henson, a corporate manager at Woodward and Lothrop clothing store, and Boris Lawrence Henson, a janitor and metal fabricator. Henson … Read MoreTaraji Penda Henson (1970– )