Then And Now: How Did Your Favorite Black 1970s Stars Hold Up?

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We wouldn't have many of today's stars if not for the legends of 1970s entertainment.

Then and now: 37 photos show how your favorite black '70s stars have aged. The 1970s are particularly remembered as a a bright period for black entertainment. Disco, classic movies like 'Shaft,' and immortal characters like George Jefferson all came from the same time period. But now that it's been 40 years, what ever happened to some of those pioneers of black entertainment? Don't worry, we've got your back. Start Slideshow
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