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Significant African-American Women in Entertainment

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Jennifer Hudson

A singer and an actress, this starlet rose to fame in 2004 as a contestant in the third season of American Idol. Since then, Hudson acted in many movies including the hit film “Dreamgirls” which led her to win an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA award, NAACP Image Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her outstanding performance in the movie. She has won several other awards including a Grammy for her first album “Jennifer Hudson.” —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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