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... that when Jessie Grayson played Mrs. Higbee in Cass Timberlane, it was the first time an African-American had been addressed on screen by the honorific "Mrs."? "Veteran colored screen actress Jessie Grayson ... soon to be seen as the housekeeper in MGM's 'Cass Timberlane', adds to her stature in this picture when she becomes the first Negro credited and addressed as 'Mrs.' in a Hollywood film." Source: Hollywood calls Negro "Mrs." For First Time, Alabama Tribune, 24 October 1947, p. 6. ; "... actress Jessie Coles Grayson, whose distinction was her role in the film 'Cass Timberlane,' a role that marked 'the first time a Negro woman was called ‘Mrs.’ in a picture.'" Source: LA Times 1999
ALT1:... that when Jessie Grayson played Mrs. Higbee in Cass Timberlane, it was the first time an African-American maid had been addressed in a Hollywood film by the honorific "Mrs."? Source: "Hollywood calls Negro maid 'Mrs.' for first time", Ebony 1947
Overall: Great AfC draft rescue. RebeccaGreen, I hope you don't mind, I added a link to the Alabama Tribune source for ALT0, and a second source (LA Times), and per your comment about "maid" or "servant", I struck the word "servant" from the hook, because neither the Tribune nor the Times specifies "maid" or "servant" AFAICS, but just says "Negro" or "Negro woman". For ALT1, I added what I assumed was the source (Ebony), and per that source, changed "servant" to "maid" in the hook. All of these sources were already in the article, so either hook works, though I think the broader one (ALT0) is more impactful. – Levivich 02:21, 25 August 2019 (UTC)