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George Reed (I) (1866–1952)

George Reed was born on November 27, 1866 in Macon, Georgia, USA as George Henry Reed. He was an actor, known for The Green Pastures (1936), Strange Illusion (1945) and Take a Letter, Darling (1942). He died on November 6, 1952 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1947 Dark Delusion
Conover
 1947 The Homestretch
Dee Dee (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Uncle Nat (uncredited)
 1947 The Michigan Kid
Steve's Servant (uncredited)
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Clarence, the Porter (uncredited)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
Carriage Driver, New Orleans (uncredited)
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1945 Nob Hill
Black Man at El Dorado (uncredited)
 1945 Dangerous Partners
Porter (uncredited)
 1945 Strange Illusion
Benjamin (as George H. Reed)
 1945 Between Two Women
Conover (uncredited)
 1945 Jungle Queen
Tonga (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Bigbee's Servant (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Josephus - Bellamy's Servant (uncredited)
 1944 Home in Indiana
Tuppy (uncredited)
 1944 3 Men in White
Conover (as George H. Reed)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Comet-Watcher (uncredited)
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
Theodore (uncredited)
 1943 His Butler's Sister
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1943 Is Everybody Happy?
Missouri
 1943 Someone to Remember
John (uncredited)
 1943 Dixie
Lucius (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Butler in Olcott Home (uncredited)
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Mose (uncredited)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Christopher (Robeson sequence)
 1942 In This Our Life
Fitzroy's Butler (uncredited)
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Sam French
 1942 Mississippi Gambler
Roy
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Black Servant at Tea (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Conover (as George H. Reed)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Charles (uncredited)
 1941 Belle Starr
Old Jake (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Conover (as George H. Reed)
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
George, House Servant
 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Conover (as George H. Reed)
 1941 The Great Lie
Greenfield's Butler (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
Conover
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
Conover (as George H. Reed)
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat
Porter
 1940 Maryland
Uncle Henry (uncredited)
 1940 Sporting Blood
Stonewall (as George H. Reed)
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Conover, Gillespie's Attendant (as George H. Reed)
 1939 Swanee River
Old Joe, McDowell's Coachman
 1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
Conover
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Black Man with Stomach Trouble (uncredited)
 1938 Going Places
Sam
 1938 Kentucky
Ben
 1938 The Toy Wife
Gabriel - Satoris' Servant (uncredited)
 1938 Josette
Butler
 1938 One Wild Night
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 City Girl
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Nicodemus, a Servant
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Peabody (uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga
Butler (uncredited)
 1937 This Is My Affair
Watchman in Capitol (uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter
Butler for J. Browne #2 (uncredited)
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Fauntleroy (uncredited)
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Black Convict (uncredited)
 1936 Some Waiter! (Short)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Dudley (uncredited)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Braxton (uncredited)
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Crippled Black Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures
Mr. Deshee
 1936 Show Boat
Old Black Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Country Beyond
Porter (uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Black Man Giving Booth Directions (uncredited)
 1936 Carnival Day (Short)
Stardust's Groom (uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Tom, Melville's Servant (uncredited)
 1935 The Virginia Judge
Rufus (uncredited)
 1935 Red Salute
Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Porter (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Marilyn's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Lady Tubbs
Railroad Porter (uncredited)
 1935 The Glass Key
Black Servant (uncredited)
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Waring - Valet (uncredited)
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
Charles (uncredited)
 1934 The Curtain Falls
Jim - Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1934 Judge Priest
Black Servant (uncredited)
 1934 Belle of the Nineties
Brother Eben (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
Watchman on Telephone (uncredited)
 1934 The Witching Hour
Train - Prentice's Butler (uncredited)
 1934 A Modern Hero
Paul's Butler (uncredited)
 1934 Carolina
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1934 Massacre
Chief Black Star (uncredited)
 1933 The House on 56th Street
James - Lyndon's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 The Last Trail
Japonica Jones
 1933 Life in the Raw
Porter (uncredited)
 1933 Hold Your Man
Rev. Crippen (uncredited)
 1933 Bed of Roses
Alice, Dan's Shipboard Cook (uncredited)
 1932 The Golden West
Jasper the Coachman (uncredited)
 1932 Bachelor's Affairs
Men's Room Attendant (uncredited)
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1932 Murder at Dawn
The Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1932 The Gay Caballero
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1931 Over the Hill
Les, Wagon Driver
 1931 Secret Service
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1931 Smart Money
George - a Porter (uncredited)
 1931 Sweepstakes
Cook's Helper (uncredited)
 1931 Little Daddy (Short)
The Parson
 1931 Father's Son
Pullman Porter Johnson
 1931 Reducing
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1930 Love in the Rough
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1930 The Divorcee
Second Porter (uncredited)
 1930 Montana Moon
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1930 They Learned About Women
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1928 Absent
 1928 Three-Ring Marriage
Valet
 1928 The Big City
Black Waiter (uncredited)
 1928 The Clean-Up Man
Sambo
 1928 The Noose
Death Row Inmate (uncredited)
 1926 Pals First
Uncle Alex
 1926 Winning the Futurity
Uncle Mose
 1926 The Johnstown Flood
Dinty - Camp Cook (uncredited)
 1926 Danger Quest
Umhatten
 1925 The Golden Strain
Butler
 1925 The Isle of Hope
Cook
 1924 Helen's Babies
Rastus, the coachman
 1924 The Vagabond Trail
George Romain
 1923 Red Lights
Porter
 1923 Scars of Jealousy
Mose
 1922 The Jungle Goddess
Native guide
 1921 One a Minute
J. Wellington Norcross - Townsman (uncredited)
 1920 The Veiled Mystery
Tom
 1913 None But the Brave Deserve the --? (Short)
Reginald Softy
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George H. Reed
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Dignified African-American character actor. A descendant of slaves, he played the escaped slave Jim in the 1920 version of "Huckleberry Finn". He was, thereafter, mostly confined to stereotypical supporting roles as characters with names like Rastus, Uncle Remus, Nicodemus.

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