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Keke Palmer’s Estimated $7.5M Net Worth Might Not Be Accurate, but She’s Clearly Earned Her Money

The classic 1990s film Friday begins with the revelation that Craig has lost his job. And what’s even more nuanced is that he was fired on what was supposed to be a day off. While the movie positions this as a joke and rationale for unexpected free time, the theme of unemployment is not uncommon to many. However, there is one person who has seemingly never been in that situation: Lauren “Keke” Palmer. Born right outside Chicago in Robbins, IL, Palmer is an American actress and singer who gained popularity with her breakout role in Akeelah and the Bee . She grew up before the eyes of millions, taking on several other starring roles in television shows and movies such as True Jackson VP , CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story , and Jordan Peele’s Nope . Her work has resulted in widespread recognition and awards, including a 2021 Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short-form Comedy or Drama Series. Palmer is still making waves in the industry as an actress and singer, and she is fully embracing...

May 18, 2023

How the First Black Oscar-Nominated Actress, Dorothy Dandridge Died With $2 to Her Name

The life of Dorothy Dandridge is a bittersweet tale of career highs and societal induced lows. Although she is remembered today as an entertainment pioneer who paved the way for many Black actresses, her success was oftentimes overshadowed by racism and financial mishaps. Even though Dandridge reached stardom and her legacy is still celebrated today, it is said that the famous actress died with only two dollars in her bank account, according to ThoughtCo. At a young age, Dandridge could sing, dance, and act; skills that her mother’s lover, Geneva Williams took notice of. Williams made it her mission to hone Dandridge’s natural abilities, and soon Dandridge and her sister Vivian formed The Wonder Children. The duo began touring southern churches with the National Baptist Convention. The duo, now known as The Dandridge Sisters, would get their big break in 1935 when they made their Paramount debut in “The Big Broadcast of 1936.” This role led to other roles in Hollywood like “Jeepers...

Apr 13, 2020