Tracy Byrd

Casting Director

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Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd; Casting Director who worked on Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, among other movies

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Actress Katherine Kendall is one of about two dozen women who have accused now-ousted studio executive Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment.

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