Girl Power: Ten Powerful Black Women in Films and Television
Theresa Graves in Get Christie Love!
Graves' career was as short-lived as it was notable. Her greatest role was in the 1974 Blaxploitation-inspired television show Get Christie Love! Graves played a tough cop with a great catchphrase: "You're under arrest, Sugah." The show, which made Graves the first Black woman to star in an hour long drama in network history, was based on the highly-popular made-for-TV movie of the same name.