Lil Hammond, Louise Beavers, Bea DeVaughn, Leroy Moore and others, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Lil Hammond, Louise Beavers, Bea DeVaughn, Leroy Moore and others, Los Angeles, 1940s
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- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Bea DeVaughn was active in civic organizations, and was known as a local activist with knowledge of the Los Angeles social scene. In the 1940 census her occupation is listed as dressmaker.
Louise Beavers born in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a well known African American film and television actress. She had been a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority and in 1976 was posthumously inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. She died in Los Angeles at age 60 following a heart attack.
Leroy Charles Moore was the husband of Louise Beavers. Moore, an interior decorator, was born in Gainsville, Texas. He came to Los Angeles and became well known among theater folk. Moore died in 1963 at age 49.
Lil Hammond was the ex-wife of Detroit businessman Thomas "Rooster" Hammond. Mrs. Hammond moved to Los Angeles in 1943. She was the proprietor of Lil's Flower Box on west Jefferson.
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
From L to R: unidentified man, unidentified woman, Lil Hammond, unidentified man, Louise Beavers, Bea DeVaughn, unidentifed woman, and Leroy Moore (seated in front).
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