Photos: Black Action Heroes

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  • Carl Weathers
  • Vin Diesel
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Fred Williamson, Jim Brown
  • Tamara Dobson
  • Jim Kelly
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Will Smith
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Richard Roundtree
  • Pam Grier

Tamara Dobson

While Pam Grier was slaying drug traffickers as a concerned citizen, actress Tamara Dobson emerged as a special agent battling them internationally (and with karate chops) in the blaxploitation hit Cleopatra Jones (1973). Two years later Dobson, who died in 2006, reprised her role for the sequel Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold. 

(Photo: Warner Bros Pictures)

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