Category: 1962

Sophia Loren photographed by Francois Pages, 1…

Sophia Loren photographed by Francois Pages, 1962.

Ebony magazine covers from 1962

Ebony magazine covers from 1962

19-year-old Barbra Streisand in her Broadwa…

19-year-old

Barbra Streisand in her Broadway debut, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, in 1962.

(Photos by George Silk/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Eartha Kitt and her daughter Kitt McDonald p…

Eartha Kitt and her daughter Kitt McDonald photographed by Moneta Sleet

for Ebony magazine, 1962.

Janis Joplin photographed by Marjorie Alette i…

Janis Joplin photographed by Marjorie Alette in Austin, Texas, circa 1962.

twixnmix: Malcolm X photographed by Gordon Par…

twixnmix:

Malcolm X photographed by Gordon Parks for

LIFE magazine promoting the Muhammad Speaks newspaper, 1962.

On the night of April 27, 1962, scores of policemen ransacked the Nation of Islam Mosque in Los Angeles and wounded seven unarmed Muslims, leaving Ronald Stokes dead and William Rogers who is seen in the wheelchair above paralyzed.

twixnmix: Rita Moreno and George Chakiris at…

twixnmix:

Rita Moreno

and George Chakiris at the 34th Academy Awards on April 9, 1962.

Jackie Gleason in “The Hustler” and Judy Garland in “Judgment At Nuremberg” were heavily favored to win the awards for best supporting actor and actress. However, they were defeated by George Chakiris and Rita Moreno as part of the “West Side Story” sweep. The musical film won a total of ten Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Rita Moreno is the first Latina

actress to win an Academy Award. She is also one of a select group of performers to have won all four of the most prestigious show business awards, two Emmys, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

twixnmix: Elizabeth Taylor photographed by …

twixnmix:

Elizabeth Taylor

photographed by Philippe Le Tellier on the set of Cleopatra, March 1962.

In 1962 at age 17, Tammi Terrell was intr…

In 1962

at age 17, Tammi

Terrell

was introduced to James Brown. She signed a contract with him and began singing backup for his Revue concert tours

as Tammy Montgomery. They became sexually involved. In 1963, Terrell

released

her first charting single,

“I Cried” on Brown’s Try Me label. It reached #99 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by James Brown and Bobby Byrd. Brown reused the song’s chord progression for his 1966 hit "It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” Terrell’s relationship with Brown became very abusive.

One night on tour she escaped after he beat her backstage, ending their 2-year affair and their professional relationship. 

Judy Garland departs from Idlewild Airport i…

Judy Garland departs from

Idlewild Airport in New York for London with her children Liza Minnelli (16 years Old), Lorna Luft (9 years old), and Joey Luft (7 years old) on April 28, 1962.