Celebrities in Blackface

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  • Tommy Davidson
  • Ted Danson
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Bert Williams
  • Billy Crystal
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • John Slattery
  • Judy Garland

Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places

Nearly two decades after the Civil Rights era, casual racism still found its way into entertainment. In this 1980s film, about a preppy commodities broker (Aykroyd) who trades places with a street hustler (Eddie Murphy), the N-word is dropped with regularity and Aykroyd puts on full blackface to play the pot-smoking Rasta. 

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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