Celebrities in Blackface

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

Tommy Davidson in Bamboozled

Never one to shy away from pushing audiences' buttons, Spike Lee turned racial stereotypes on their head in his 2000 satire, about a disgruntled television producer who launches a modern-day minstrel show and is horrified when the program becomes a huge success. Davidson and Savion Glover star as a pair of hobo street performers recruited for the show, and may be the only ones to recognize the irony of their blackface makeup.

(Photo: New Line Cinema)

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