Isabel Sanford

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Birth Name: Isabel Sanford
Born: 08/29/1917
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 07/09/2004

Sanford's story is the kind that show biz folks love to hear because it gives the long-time struggling players hope. After schooling in New York, she joined the Star Players (later the American Negro Theatre) in the 30s, performing with them until World War II interceded and the theatre temporarily disbanded. After the war, Sanford had familial obligations that put her career on hold. But her husband's death put a fire back into Sanford's dream. With three children to support, she worked as a data processor by day and acted as she could in the evening and acquiring a life-long frugality about which even she now jokes.

Sanford made it to the Broadway stage in James Baldwin's "The Amen Corne... Continue Bio >>

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