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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 December 1916Buffalo, New York, USA
Date of Death 26 October 2001Compton, California, USA  (heart attack)
Nickname Pineapple

Mini Bio (1)

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 roles were bit parts, most uncredited. He did appear as Diahann Carroll's Uncle Lou on TV's "Julia" and Redd Foxx's friend on "Sanford and Son". In later years he taught dance at studios he started in Compton and Pasadena. He trained several performers in the 1959 film Porgy and Bess. His work was featured in a dance retrospective for the 1993 Los Angeles Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Sue (1946 - 26 October 2001) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

Children = daughters Hazel and Sue; son Eugene.
Jackson broke into show business in 1923 doing the shimmy for a bag of groceries at a downtown Los Angeles theater.
Jackson was just 6 when he was signed up by the legendary producer director, Hal Roach, who took one look at his childish Afro hairdo and dubbed him ``Pineapple.''
Father of Gene Jackson.
Brother of Freddie Jackson.

Salary (1)

Her Reputation (1923) $7 .50

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