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Sebree, Charles E.

(born: 1914  -  died: 1985) 

Sebree was born in Madisonville, KY. A painter, costume designer, professional dancer, theatrical producer, and choreographer who had many other talents, he created over 150 works of art, directed workshop productions at the American Negro Theatre, and designed sets and costumes for Broadway productions. Sebree was company artist at the U.S. Naval Base in the Great Lakes. He produced Mrs. Patterson, which played at the National Theatre and starred Eartha Kitt, Enid Markey, and Avon Long; Mrs. Patterson was Eartha Kitt's debut in the U.S. For more see St. James Guide to Black Artists, ed. by T. Riggs; Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines, vol. 14 (Sept. 1984-Aug. 1986); and Charles Sebree: a retrospective, by C. Sebree.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Mrs. Patterson theater stills collection
NKAA Source: St. James guide to Black artists
NKAA Source: Biography index; a cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines (periodical)
NKAA Source: Charles Sebree : a retrospective : [exhibition held at the Evans-Tibbs Collection, Washington, D.C., 1984]

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