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James Baskett (1904–1948)

James Baskett was born on February 16, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Song of the South (1946), Policy Man (1938) and Gone Harlem (1938). He was married to Margaret. He died on July 9, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1944 The Heavenly Body
Porter (uncredited)
 1943 Revenge of the Zombies
Lazarus
 1941 Dumbo
Crow (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1940 Comes Midnight (as James Baskette)
 1938 Policy Man (as Jimmie Baskette)
 1938 Gone Harlem (as Jimmie Baskette)
 1933 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (Short) (uncredited)
 1932 Harlem Is Heaven
Money Johnson (as Jimmy Baskette)
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 1992 The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song (Video documentary) (performer: "Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da", "Everybody's Got a Laughing Place")
 1950 One Hour in Wonderland (TV Special) (performer: "Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah" - uncredited)
 1946 Song of the South (performer: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", "Everybody's Got a Laughing Place", "How Do You Do?" (uncredited), "Who Wants To Live Like That?" (uncredited), "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Reprise)")
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Other Works:

Played Gabby Gibson (lawyer) regularly on Amos and Andy Radio Show. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmie Baskett | James Baskette | Jimmie Baskette | Jimmy Baskette
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His father John Baskett owned a barber shop in Indianapolis. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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