Bert Andrews, a photographer whose work chronicled the history of Black theater, dies of cancer.
1993 (Jan 25)
Bert Andrews, a photographer whose work chronicled the history of Black theater, died of cancer in New York City. He was sixty-three. Andrews photographed many of Broadway's biggest stars, including James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Denzel Washington, Billy Dee Williams, Lou Gossett Jr., Morgan Freeman, Phylicia Rashad, Raymond St. Jacques, and Diana Sands. He also took pictures of memorable scenes from the shows Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Soldier's Play, and Bubbling Brown Sugar, to name a few. Much of his work is on display at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York, and in the 1990 book In the Shadow of the Great White Way: Images from the Black Theater.