See Why Shirley & Others Said They Were Afraid To Lose Weight
You ever wondered why many of the top TV African American actors from back in the day were kind of on the larger side, as opposed to being the “typical” Hollywood definition of beauty- which is skinny or a slender?
Well, Shirley Hemphill (a.k.a. “Shirley” from What’s Happening) and three other in-demand actors from the 70’s and 80’s once explained their experiences with the entertainment world regarding their weight and this one was surprising.
Apparently they were worth more when they weighed more. It seems that they’re weight got…
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