Toluca Lake’s Viola Davis to play Shirley Chisholm in new film series

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Oscar-winning actress and Toluca Lake resident Viola Davis has been tapped by Amazon Studios to play groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, in a new series. In 1972, Chisholm was also the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination for president, as well as the first black person to do so. The working title for the production is The Fighting Shirley Chisholm.


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