James Baskett (1904–1948)

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James Baskett was born on February 16, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as James Franklin Baskett. He was an actor, known for Song of the South (1946), Revenge of the Zombies (1943) and Policy Man (1938). He was married to Margaret. He died on July 9, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Song of the South Uncle Remus / Br'er Fox (voice)
Policy Man Jimmie
Harlem Is Heaven Money Johnson


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 1946 Song of the South
Uncle Remus / Br'er Fox (voice)
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Porter (uncredited)
 1943 Revenge of the Zombies
 1940 Comes Midnight (as James Baskette)
 1939 Straight to Heaven
First Detective
 1938 Gone Harlem (as Jimmie Baskette)
 1938 Policy Man
Jimmie (as Jimmie Baskette)
 1933 20, 000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (Short)
Vocalist (uncredited)
 1932 Harlem Is Heaven
Money Johnson (as Jimmy Baskette)
 1929 Sending a Wire (Short)
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Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

As Jimmie Baskette, was on Broadway with Louis Armstrong in the all-black musical revue "Hot Chocolates" in 1929. See more »

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2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmie Baskett | James Baskette | Jimmie Baskette | Jimmy Baskette


Margaret  (his death)


Bill Cobbs (cousin)

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His father John Baskett owned a barber shop in Indianapolis. See more »

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