Black Actors Who Won Emmy Awards

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  • Esther Rolle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Leontyne Price
  • Wayne Brady
  • Spike Lee
  • Halle Berry Emmy Awards
  • Isabel Sanford
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Lynn Whitfield
  • Alfre Woodard
  • S. Epatha Merkerson
  • Roscoe Lee Browne
  • Olivia Cole
  • Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • James Earl Jones
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Charles Dutton
  • Loretta Devine
  • Jackée Harry
  • Gail Fisher
  • Madge Sinclair
  • Ruby Dee
  • Bill Cosby
  • Whitney Houston
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Sarah Vaughan

Leontyne Price

Born in Mississippi before the Civil Rights movement was even a whisper, Price's talent transcended race and geography. The singer, who has been decorated with a number of Presidential Medals and 18 Grammy Awards, won her first and only Emmy Award in 1982 for her performance with the New York Philharmonic on Live From the Lincoln Center.

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