Joyce Bryant

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Joyce Bryant
Bryant in 1953
Bryant in 1953
Background information
Birth nameIone Emily Bryant
Born(1927-10-14)October 14, 1927
Oakland, California, U.S.
DiedNovember 20, 2022(2022-11-20) (aged 95)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation(s)Singer, actress, recording artist, dancer, civil rights activist
Years active1946–1955; 1960s–1990s

Joyce Bryant (October 14, 1927 – November 20, 2022) was an African-American singer and actress. She was popular in the late 1940s and early 1950s as a theater and nightclub performer.

She became an early African-American sex symbol. She had nicknames such as "The Bronze Blond Bombshell", "the black Marilyn Monroe", "The Belter", and "The Voice You'll Always Remember".[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Black Beauty History: Joyce Bryant, The Original Bronze Bombshell". Essence. February 24, 2018.