McClendon, Rose (b. Rosalie Virginia Scott)(1885–1936) actress, singer; born in Greenville, N.C. In 1927 she was Serena in DuBose Hayward's play, Porgy. She helped plan the Black Federal Theatre Project troupe in 1935.
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