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Eugene Jackson (I) (1916–2001)

Eugene Jackson gained fame as Farina's older brother, Pineapple, in six of Hal Roach's "Our Gang" serials - "The Mysterious Mystery", "The Big Town", "Circus Fever", "Dog Days", "The Love Bug" and "Shootin Injuns". Besides films he sang and danced on the vaudeville circuit - billed as "Hollywood's most famous colored kid star". Most of his film ... See full bio »

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The Addams Family
The Addams Family One-Armed Bass Player
Escape from Alcatraz
Cimarron Isaiah
American Gigolo
American Gigolo Bootblack


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 1991 The Addams Family
One-Armed Bass Player
 1991 Life Stinks
Office Janitor (uncredited)
 1984 Swing Shift
Bartender at Kelly's (as Eugene W. Jackson)
 1983 Off the Wall
Old Black Man
 1980 American Gigolo
 1979 Escape from Alcatraz
Inmate (as Eugene W. Jackson)
 1978 Five Days from Home
Inmate (uncredited)
 1976 Sparkle
Hotel Bellboy (uncredited)
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
 1973 40 Carats
Party Dancer (uncredited)
 1973 Coffy
Man at Rally (uncredited)
 1972 Black Girl
Parishioner (uncredited)
 1971 Chandler
Shoe Shine Boy
 1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter
Waiter Aboard Train (uncredited)
 1968 Wild in the Streets
Congressman (uncredited)
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1964 Looking for Love
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Congregation Member (uncredited)
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Commuter at Airport (uncredited)
 1960 The Apartment
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story
Saxophone Player (uncredited)
 1959 North by Northwest
Security Guard at Auction (uncredited)
 1958 King Creole
Saxophonist in Blue Shade (uncredited)
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer
Waiter (uncredited)
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Piccaninny (uncredited)
 1955 Artists and Models
Street Saxophonist (uncredited)
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Bootblack (uncredited)
 1949 The Story of Seabiscuit
Stablehand (uncredited)
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
Stable Hand - Tony (uncredited)
 1943 What's Buzzin', Cousin?
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1943 Reveille with Beverly
Franklin Delano Lincoln Van Buren Jones (uncredited)
 1942 Take My Life
Bill, Harlem Tuff-Kid Gang Menber
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Dr. Jepson's Black Servant (uncredited)
 1941 Unfinished Business
Bootblack (uncredited)
 1941 Golden Hoofs
Curly (uncredited)
 1940 Melody and Moonlight
Dancer (uncredited)
 1940 Sporting Blood
Sam - Lockwood's Horse Groom (uncredited)
 1940 Seventeen
Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
Parking Man (uncredited)
 1939 Television Spy
Tommy (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Friend
Porter (uncredited)
 1939 Reform School
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Winfield (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky
Jimmy (uncredited)
 1938 Tom Sawyer, Detective
Boy (uncredited)
 1938 Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Hotel Page Boy (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
James Smith, a Servant
 1938 Rhythm Rodeo
Tap Dancer
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Black Stable Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Wine, Women and Horses
Eight Ball
 1937 Blonde Trouble
Bootblack (uncredited)
 1937 It Can't Last Forever
Jackson Brothers Act (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Court
Garfield Brown (uncredited)
 1936 Guns and Guitars
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Sam (uncredited)
 1936 The Lonely Trail
Harmonica Player / Dancer
 1936 Red River Valley
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Lightcrust - Horse Groom (uncredited)
 1931 Sporting Chance
 1931 Sporting Blood
Sam 'Sammy'
 1931 Cimarron
 1930 Dixiana
Cupid - Van Horn Slave (uncredited)
 1929 Hearts in Dixie
 1927 Little Mickey Grogan
Dancing Black Boy (uncredited)
 1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin
Child (uncredited)
 1925 Little Annie Rooney
Humidor (uncredited)
 1924 The Thief of Bagdad
Child (uncredited)
 1923 Boy of Mine
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1923 Her Reputation
Boy pushed into pond
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Alternate Names:

Our Gang | Eugene W. Jackson II | Eugene Jackson Jr. | Eugene 'Pineapple' Jackson | Eugene W. Jackson | Gene Jackson | Pineapple Jackson | Hal Roach's Rascals

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He was just six when he was signed up by legendary producer/director Hal Roach, who took one look at his childish Afro hairdo and dubbed him "Pineapple". See more »



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