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Date of Birth 2 February 1906Port of Spain, Trinidad
Date of Death 12 September 1992Merrillville, Indiana, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Carl Mahon another excellent actor of Black Cinema...Carl Mahon was one of Oscar Micheaux's early leading men. He usually played the good guy turned bad by a loose woman or an educated Negro. He was always the aspiring, likable, do-gooder who could be depended on. Always a gentleman with the ladies, a romantic who understood his troubled women and would put his life on the line for them. Most men on screen were tough, macho men, Carl was one of the few men to be gentle on screen and express his feelings without manhandling. Carl Mahon was a natural on the screen with a ready smile and a willing heart. He never ceased to please on screen. His excellent diction and speaking voice was also a plus.

Carl was used in Micheaux's most important early films, "The Exile," "Veiled Aristocrats," "Ten Minutes to Live," and "The Girl From Chicago," which all are available. In these films Carl's character's were always involved in unfortunate incidents usually regarding someone else he intervene to help and his cool, calm, pleasant, intelligent demeanor always made a happy ending. Only in one movie did he do wrong but he only did wrong because wrong was done to him but Carl is one who movie audiences are willing to forgive. Carl really introduced a new way of acting and new image of a Black man on screen that Hollywood wouldn't dare develop.

Carl Mahon is another talent who fans of Black Cinema would like to know more about. However, his talents still live on for movie watchers to enjoy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alicia T. (MsLadySoul@aol.com)

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