Documentary fundraiser Virginia Capers
Virginia Capers Tony Award Winner-Documentary Fund, Preserving Excellence and Contributions in Film Television and Theater.
November 29, 2018, author and television writer-producer Sura Khan announces the campaign launch of the Virginia Capers Documentary Fund. The campaign hopes to raise public and private financial contributions to support its Go fund me efforts to complete the documentary “On The Walk Fame” The Virginia Capers Story. Producer & Writer, Sura Khan, and Ms. Capers were working on the documentary together back in 2004 before she passed away on May 6, 2004. The documentary has been in the works more than a decade now.
The late Virginia Capers is an African American entertainment treasure. She was the first African American female actress to win the Tony Award on Broadway and not have to share it with another actress. Virginia Capers won best actress in a musical for her role as the matriarch Lena Younger of a struggling back family in the musical version of Lorraine Hansberry classic “A Raisin the Sun” simple titled “Raisin”. Actor Alan Alder presented Virginia Capers with the honors live on the 1974 Tony Awards telecast.
“When you’re inspired to take action,” do so, says documentary producer-writer, Sura Khan. “It can mean the difference between life and death and not necessarily your own life or death” In the matter of actress Virginia Capers, it was a chance to let it all come out so that her message and history in the entertainment industry can live on. The sparkling flame of life was burning out and the door was closing on her earthly life. Six weeks after sitting down with Sura Khan in her home in woodland hills, California in a special interview for the documentary Virginia Capers passed away due to complications with pneumonia. She spent more than five decades on the front line in theater, television, and film. She served as New York City host for the annual Jerry Lewis Telethon. Virginia Capers has worked with the best of the best in Hollywood. She shares many of her stories, including her relationship working with actor Will Smith and the cast on the NBC 90’s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” where she starred has Grandma Hattie Banks.
Mr. Khan is appealing for contribution to help raise the $247,000. needed to complete the 90 Minute documentary. He hopes to complete the project by the fall of 2019. The support and endorsements from Ms. Capers family and friends read like the who’s who in Hollywood. Sura Khan has gained the support and clearance of Motown legend Diana Ross the late actors Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Isabel Sanford of the CBS sitcom “The Jefferson’s” Actors Sherly Lee Ralph, Leslie Uggums, Cicely Tyson and Marla Gibbs also signed on. The late comedian Jerry Lewis and The Muscular Dystrophy Association also support this documentary.
Visit the campaign site to watch the appeal video and make your donation. DOCUMENTARY DONATION PAGE & VIDEO
“Virginia Capers A vast and loving Gibraltar of a woman” “Tremendous in just about every sense you can use the word.
New York Times Critic –Clive Barnes
MDA TELETHON YEARS BROADWAY MUSICAL RAISIN