Preacher of Black Congregation
Appeared (as "Jim") in "Sing Out the News" (1938) on Broadway. Musical revue. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek
. Written by George S. Kaufman
and Moss Hart
[uncredited script doctoring]. Music / lyrics by Harold Rome
. Sketches by Charles Friedman (also director). Ballet music by Will Irwin
. Musical Director: Max Meth. Scenic ...
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.