Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins
1942 - 1988

Kathleen Collins  American Author


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Kathleen Collins was previously married to Alfred Prettyman and Douglas Collins.


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First Name Kathleen
Last Name Collins
Maiden Name Conwell
Full Name at Birth Kathleen Conwell
Alternative Name Kathleen Conwell Collins, Kathleen Collins, Kathleen Conwell Collins Prettyman, Kathleen Conwell, Kathleen Collins Prettyman
Birthday 18th March, 1942
Birthplace Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Died 18th September, 1988
Place of Death New York City, New York, U.S.
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature She was the first Black American woman to make and release a feature film.
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Writer | Director | Editor
Occupation Author
Music Genre (Text) Fiction

Kathleen Collins (March 18, 1942 – September 18, 1988) (also known as Kathleen Conwell, Kathleen Conwell Collins or Kathleen Collins Prettyman) was an African-American poet, playwright, writer, filmmaker, director, civil rights activist, and educator from Jersey City, New Jersey. Her two feature narratives—The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (1980) and Losing Ground (1982)—furthered the range of Black women's films. Although Losing Ground was denied large-scale exhibition, it was among the first films created by a Black woman deliberately designed to tell a story intended for popular consumption, with a feature-length narrative structure. Collins thus paved the way for Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust (1991) to become the first feature-length narrative film created by a Black woman to be placed in commercial distribution. Influenced by Lorraine Hansberry, she wrote about "African Americans as human subjects and not as mere race subjects" [emphasis in the original].

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Alfred Prettyman86Activist
Douglas Collins-


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EmilioMaleDouglas Collins
Nina LorezFemale196952 years oldDouglas Collins




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