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Octavia Spencer to Star in Netflix Series About Madam C.J. Walker


  • Octavia Spencer is set to star in and executive produce Madam C.J. Walker, a Netflix series about Sarah Breedlove, the hair care pioneer who was also the first black, self-made female millionaire.

  • It will be an eight episode limited series based on the book On Her Own Ground by A'Lelia Bundles.

  • The series will tell the heretofore untold story of how Breedlove, aka Madam C.J. Walker, overcame the hostility of turn-of-the-century America and sexism, racism, family troubles and marriages to become the first black, self-made female millionaire.


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Tags: black celebrities, netflix, octavia spencer, pilot / in development
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