Category: 1949

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Nat King Cole Quartet photographed by Herman Leonard in New York, 1949.   

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Josephine Baker backstage with French hair stylist Jean Clement in Venice, 1949.

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Arthur Weegee, 1949.

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Arthur Weegee, 1949.

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

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Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli with Bozo the Clown (Pinto Colvig) at a children’s Easter party in Hollywood, 1949.

Colvig was the original Bozo The Clown, and the original voice of the Disney character Goofy.

He also provided the voices of Pluto from 1931 to 1961, Grumpy and Sleepy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Practical Pig in The Three Little Pigs, Mortimer Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and other classic characters.

He posthumously became a Disney Legend in 1993, and was put in the Clown Hall of Fame in 2004.