Celebrities in Blackface

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

Judy Garland in Everybody Sing

Years before she became America's sweetheart in The Wizard of Oz, Garland played a character in blackface for this 1938 musical. To play ragamuffin child Opal Pearl Washington, Garland had to don blackface and a wig. Garland also performed in blackface in 1939's Babes in Arms and 1941's Babes on Broadway.

(Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

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