Preacher of Black Congregation
Appeared (as "Christophe") in "Haiti" on Broadway. Incidental music by Leonard De Paur. Written by William Du Bois. Scenic Design by Perry Watkins. Costume Design by James Cochran. Directed by Maurice Clark
. Lafayette Theatre: 2 Mar 1938-24 Sep 1938 (168 performances). Cast: Alfredo Allegro (as "Phillipe"), Mary Barnes, Alvin
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
My career as an actor was quite by chance. I was standing on a Hollywood corner waiting to cross the street when I was discovered by a movie talent scout. I was persuaded that I was just what was needed to play a native of the jungles in the first Tarzan pictures.
The first black actor hired as a regular cast member on an American soap opera when he was cast in The Brighter Day
(1954) in 1962. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled about a month after his first airdate.