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Joe (Character)
from Show Boat (1936)

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Joe is an African-American character in Edna Ferber's... See more »
Alternate Names:
Joe in 'Show Boat' / Joe in Show Boat / Ol' Man River' soloist in Show Boat scene


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  1. "Great Performances"
        - Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995) TV episode, Played by Michel Bell (as Joe in 'Show Boat')
        - Show Boat (1989) TV episode, Played by P.L. Brown
        - Tales from the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable (1988) TV episode, Played by Tom Isbell
        - The Most Happy Fella (1980) TV episode, Played by Richard Muenz
        - Monkey, Monkey, Bottle of Beer, How Many Monkeys Have We Here? (1974) TV episode, Played by Marc Jefferson

  2. The Show Boat Story (1989) (TV) Played by Bruce Hubbard (as Joe in Show Boat)

  3. Show Boat (1951) Played by William Warfield

  4. Show Boat (1936) Played by Paul Robeson
    ... aka "Edna Ferber's Show Boat" - USA (complete title)
  5. The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Played by Thomas Clarke (as Ol' Man River' soloist in Show Boat scene)

  6. Show Boat (1929) Played by Stepin Fetchit / Jules Bledsoe
Archive Footage:
  1. Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II (2012) (TV) Played by Paul Robeson
  2. "Biography"
        - Dorothy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost (1999) TV episode, Played by Harry Belafonte
        - The Great Ziegfeld (1996) TV episode, Played by Jules Bledsoe (as Joe in 'Show Boat')
  3. The Show Boat Story (1989) (TV) Played by Stepin Fetchit / Paul Robeson
  4. Musical Comedy Tonight III (1985) (TV) Played by Paul Robeson
    ... aka "Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight III" - USA (complete title)
  5. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951) Played by William Warfield (as Joe in 'Show Boat')

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Fun Stuff

From "Great Performances: Show Boat (#18.4)" (1989)
[last lines]
Cap'n Andy Hawks: [while Joe and chorus are singing the last verse of "Ol' Man River"] If you go up front, you'll find a new water barrel. It ain't much different from the old one.
Magnolia Hawks: Look Gay, there's Kim!
[Kim and Ravenal embrace]
Joe: [singing with chorus] But Ol' Man River,/ He jes' keeps rollin' along!
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