William “Bill” McGhee is another breast cancer victim who broke down barriers. He was a stage and film actor in the ‘50s who was the first African-American to act in Dallas, Texas. He also was one of the first to join SAG. His film credits includeThe Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
andCurse of the Swamp Creature
. He succumbed to the disease at age 76. His family continued to contribute to the world with his wife as a civil rights activist and his daughter as an actress and director.