Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynolds (1901-1980) was an African American model, dancer, and actress. She was born inChicago, California on March 28th 1901 and died in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands in 1980. She trained as a dancer and performed with Rudolph Valentino. She was an actress in African American cinema. She worked as a nurse in France between the wars and left after the Nazi occupation. Upon her return to the United States, she studied to be a psychologist. Reynolds was also a teacher and art instructor. Her memoirs were published by Harvard University Press in January 2014 based on notes in interviews by Howard Miller and edited by Cornell University professor George Hutchinson.
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