I was recently pondering the plight of dark-skinned black actresses in Hollywood. Gabrielle Union is about the only one with a popping career right now.
But do you remember Judy Pace, the hottest black sex symbol this side of Pam Grier? If you’re a black guy between the ages of 45 and 55, I know you do.
Judy Pace appeared in blaxploitation movies like “Cool Breeze” and “The Slams.” But she is probably better known for her television work... in quality productions like “Brian’s Song” and as a guest star on hit shows like “Sanford & Son” and “Kung Fu.”
Now guess what? Judy Pace has a daughter who’s a Hollywood actress as well. Julia Pace Mitchell is her name. (Her father, Don Mitchell – Judy’s first husband – was a co-star on “Ironside.”)
I haven’t seen “Notorious” yet, but Julia Pace Mitchell is in it.
Let me salute both women, YouTube-style. The first clip is Judy Pace in “Good Times.” (Blazing hot!) The second clip is Julia’s “demo reel,” containing a variety of scenes and TV commercials.