#Winning: Black Actors Who Took Home the Gold at the Emmys

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  • Harry Belafonte
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Esther Rolle
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Leontyne Price
  • Wayne Brady
  • Spike Lee
  • Viola Davis/Uzo Aduba/Regina King
  • Viola Davis
  • Uzo Aduba
  • Regina King
  • 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

Esther Rolle

Her no-nonsense character Florida Evans stole the show in two sitcoms, Maude and Good Times, but it was her dramatic turn as a World War II housekeeper in the TV movie Summer of My German Soldier that earned her an Emmy in 1979.

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