Neva Peoples

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Neva Peoples was a singer and dancer who appeared in several films in the United States. She performed as a dancer and chorus girl.[1]

A 1936 news clipping refers to her as the "colored blues singer and dancer from Frank Sebastian's Cotton Club in Hollywood."[2] She sings "That's What You Get in Harlem" in the 1938 film Gang Smashers.[3] A 1943 photograph captured her and fellow performers in zoot suit costumes.[4]


  • The Duke is Tops (1938) as Ella[5]
  • Gang Smashers(1938)
  • Mantan Messes Up (1946)[6]


  1. "Storyville". Storyville Publications. October 11, 1970 – via Google Books.
  2. "Clipped From Medford Mail Tribune". November 5, 1936. p. 4 – via
  3. Bourne, Stephen. "Nina Mae McKinney: The Black Garbo". BearManor Media – via Google Books.
  4. "Zoot-suited Hepcats by Bettmann". Pixels.
  6. Jones, George William (October 11, 1991). "Black Cinema Treasures: Lost and Found". University of North Texas – via Google Books.

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