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Evelyn Preer (1896–1932)

Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, pioneering black actress Evelyn Preer was educated in Chicago, where she and her mother moved after the death of her father. She entered show business vis vaudeville and the "chitlin' circuit" of minstrel shows that served the country's strictly segregated black communities at the turn of the century. She also ... See full bio »

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Known For

Within Our Gates
Within Our Gates Sylvia Landry
Deceit Doris Rutledge / Evelyn Bently
The Conjure Woman
The Spider's Web
The Spider's Web Norma Shepard


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 1932 Blonde Venus
Viola (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
 1930 Georgia Rose
 1929 The Widow's Bite (Short)
 1929 Brown Gravy (Short)
 1929 The Lady Fare (Short)
 1929 Oft in the Silly Night (Short)
 1929 The Framing of the Shrew (Short)
Clarry Robson
 1929 The Melancholy Dame (Short)
Jonquil Williams
 1927 The Spider's Web
Norma Shepard
 1924 Birthright
Cissie Deldine
 1923 Deceit
Doris Rutledge / Evelyn Bently
 1921 The Gunsaulus Mystery
Ida May Gilpin
 1920 The Brute
Mildred Carrison
 1920 Within Our Gates
Sylvia Landry
 1919 The Homesteader

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Salome") in "Salome" on Broadway. See more »

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1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Her husband, Edward Thompson, remained in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s and died in 1960. See more »

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