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Rex Ingram (I) (1895–1969)


A Corsicana native, Rex (Clifford) Ingram was the son of Mack and Mamie Ingram. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in medicine before launching a brilliant acting career which spanned 50 years. Ingram made his screen debut during the silent era in Tarzan of the Apes (1918) . He won widespread acclaim for his portrayal of De ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Thief of Bagdad
(1940)
Sahara
Sahara Sgt. Major Tambul
(1943)
The Green Pastures
The Green Pastures De Lawd / Adam / Hezdrel
(1936)
The Talk of the Town
(1942)

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 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Jacob
 1967 Hurry Sundown
Professor Thurlow
 1964 Your Cheatin' Heart
Teetot
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Burt Crane
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Preacher of Black Congregation (uncredited)
 1959 Watusi
Umbopa
 1958 Escort West
Nelson Walker
 1956 Congo Crossing
Dr. Leopold Gorman
 1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
Sukulu Chieftain (uncredited)
 1948 Moonrise
Mose
 1945 Adventure
Preacher (unconfirmed)
 1944 Dark Waters
Pearson Jackson
 1943 Fired Wife
Charles
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Lucius / Lucifer Jr.
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Tilney
 1933 The Emperor Jones
Court Crier (uncredited)
 1929 The Four Feathers
Fuzzy Wuzzy Native (uncredited)
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1923 The Ten Commandments
Israelite Slave (uncredited)
 1918 Salome (uncredited)
 1918 Tarzan of the Apes (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "How Come, Lawd?" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Donald Heywood. Scenic Design by Stagecraft Studios. Directed by Charles J. Adler. 49th Street Theatre: 30 Sep 1937-Oct 1937 (closing date unknown/2 performances). Cast: Dorothy Cadoza (as "Babes"), James Fuller (as "Jackknife"), Mercedes Gilbert (as "Mom"), George L.... See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

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.

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Not to be confused with the director Rex Ingram. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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