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Jesse Owens (I) (1913–1980)


Jesse Owens, arguably the most popular American track and field star in history, was -- along with his contemporary, world's heavyweight champion Joe Louis -- one of the first African Americans to change white society's perception of both black athletes and, more importantly, people of color. The future Olympic champion was born James Cleveland ... See full bio »

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(age 66) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself / Himself - Audience Bow
(1956-1967)
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day Himself
(1964)

Filmography

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 2012 The World's Fastest Men (Documentary short)
 2003 The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-2002 (Video documentary)
Himself
 1972-1977 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Olympic Medalist / Himself - Olympics Athlete / Himself - Olympics Champion
- Episode #17.7 (1977) ... Himself - Olympic Medalist
- Episode #15.187 (1976) ... Himself - Olympics Athlete
- Episode #11.237 (1972) ... Himself - Olympics Champion
 1976 The Way It Was (TV Series)
Himself
- The 1960 Summer Olympics (1976) ... Himself
 1970-1972 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #4.130 (1972) ... Himself
- Episode #2.224 (1970) ... Himself
 1970 Sport, sport, sport (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1968 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.100 (1968) ... Himself
 1956-1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Audience Bow / Himself
- Episode #20.27 (1967) ... Himself - Audience Bow
- Episode #9.47 (1956) ... Himself
 1966 Jesse Owens Returns to Berlin (TV Movie documentary)
Host / Narrator
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Himself
- All Through the Night (1964) ... Himself
 1960 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Himself - Mystery Guest
- Episode dated 14 August 1960 (1960) ... Himself - Mystery Guest
 1960 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
Himself
- Jesse Owens (1960) ... Himself
 1955 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode #3.4 (1955) ... Himself
 1954 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
Himself - Contestant
- Episode dated 13 October 1954 (1954) ... Himself - Contestant
 1948 XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (Documentary)
Himself
 1948 Olympic Cavalcade (Documentary)
Himself (as Jessie Owens)
 1948 Kings of the Olympics (Documentary)
Himself
 1938 Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1936 Berlin 1936: Games of the XI Olympiad (TV Mini-Series)
Himself
 1936 High Lights of the 1936 Olympics Berlin (Documentary short)
Himself
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Other Works:

TV Commercial for American Express (c 1970s)

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jessie Owens

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member). See more »

Nickname:

Black Magic.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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