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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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Known For

Song of the South
Song of the South Uncle Remus / Br'er Fox (Voice)
Policy Man
Policy Man Actor
Gone Harlem
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Revenge of the Zombies


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 1944 The Heavenly Body
Porter (uncredited)
 1943 Revenge of the Zombies
 1941 Dumbo
Crow (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1940 Comes Midnight (as James Baskette)
 1939 Straight to Heaven
First Detective
 1938 Policy Man (as Jimmie Baskette)
 1938 Gone Harlem (as Jimmie Baskette)
 1933 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (Short)
Vocalist (uncredited)
 1932 Harlem Is Heaven
Money Johnson (as Jimmy Baskette)
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 2012 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Song of the South (2012) ... (performer: "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah")
 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" (uncredited), "Everybody's Got a Laughing Place" (uncredited), "How Do You Do?" (uncredited), "Who Wants To Live Like That?" (uncredited), "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Reprise)")
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 2012 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series)
Uncle Remus / Br'er Rabbit / Br'er Fox
- Song of the South (2012) ... Uncle Remus / Br'er Rabbit / Br'er Fox
 2006 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Uncle Remus
- Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam (2006) ... Uncle Remus (uncredited)
 1988 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly (Video short)
Crow (unconfirmed)

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Other Works:

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

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Alternate Names:

Jimmie Baskett | James Baskette | Jimmie Baskette | Jimmy Baskette

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Second cousin of Bill Cobbs. See more »

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