Actress-singer Etta Moten Barnett, Jan. 2

DeathSocial IssuesMusicFred AstaireWhite HouseHarry BelafonteGinger Rogers
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... AP/Chicago Tribune, Phil Velasquez, file