Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Video- Icon Sheryl Lee Ralph Talks About "Dreamgirls" On OWN

Back in the '80s, the production "Dreamgirls" was taking Broadway by storm. It sold out theaters, produced chart-topping singles and earned 13 Tony Award nominations, winning six. At the center of the excitement was actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, whose character rose to fame as the lead singer of an African-American girl group in the 1960s -- a story rumored to be inspired by The Supremes and lead vocalist Diana Ross.

For three decades, those rumors have persisted, but Ralph tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" that from the very beginning, "Dreamgirls" writer Tom Eyen was simply intent on casting three African-American women as a singing trio.
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