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Lorenzo Tucker (1907–1986)

Lorenzo Tucker in his prime was billed and known as "The Black Valentino," named after Rudolph Valentino, because of his tall, dark, dashing good looks, muscular built, secret charm and coolness. Tucker was one of Black Cinema's most popular leading actors, appearing in close to 20 films. He started acting at Temple University in Philadelphia ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wages of Sin
Wages of Sin Winston Le Jeune
(1929)
Veiled Aristocrats
Veiled Aristocrats John Warwick
(1932)
Reet, Petite, and Gone
Reet, Petite, and Gone Henry Talbot
(1947)
Temptation
Temptation Robert Fletcher
(1935)

Filmography

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 1947 Reet, Petite, and Gone
Henry Talbot
 1939 Straight to Heaven
Ace
 1937 Underworld
Undetermined Role
 1935 Temptation
Robert Fletcher
 1933 The Emperor Jones
Extra in Nightclub Scene (uncredited)
 1932 The Black King
Carmichael, Attorney
 1932 Ten Minutes to Live
The Godfather
 1932 Veiled Aristocrats
John Warwick
 1930 Easy Street
 1929 Wages of Sin
Winston Le Jeune
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 1986 Passion and Memory (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1984 Black Hollywood (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
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 1975 Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
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[on Oscar Micheaux] Why, he was so impressive and so charming that he could talk the shirt off your back. See more »

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In the late 1950s he worked as a security guard in Los Angeles and in 1962 he became an autopsy technician for the New York City medical examiner.. See more »

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Cancer

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