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Actress-singer Etta Moten Barnett, Jan. 2
Pioneering black actress and singer Etta Moten Barnett, left, sits with singer Harry Belafonte during her 100th birthday party in Chicago in this Nov. 11, 2001, file photo. Barnett, who sang at the White House and appeared with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Flying Down to Rio, before becoming active in philanthropic causes, died at the age of 102. Barnett died of pancreatic cancer on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, according to a news release from her family.
January 12, 2004