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Alvin Childress (1907–1986)

Alvin Childress was born on September 10, 1907 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Emory Alvin Childress. He was an actor, known for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Anna Lucasta (1958) and The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951). He was married to Sophronia Elizabeth Graham and Alice Childress. He died on April 19, 1986 in Inglewood, California, USA. See full bio »
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(1958)
(1951-1955)

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 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Mister Jacobs
 1980 Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Pinochle Player
 1979 The Main Event
Man In Gym
 1975-1977 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Wino / Herbert Russell
- 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C (1977) ... Wino
- Mother Jefferson's Boyfriend (1975) ... Herbert Russell
 1977 Fish (TV Series)
Rev. Davis
- Fish Behind Bars: Part 1 (1977) ... Rev. Davis
 1976 Eleanor and Franklin (TV Series)
Porter
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Porter
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Porter
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Rev. Paradise
- The Tapestry/Circles (1976) ... Rev. Paradise
 1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
Horace Quigley, Owner of Atlanta Black Crackers
 1975 Darktown Strutters
Bo
 1975 The Day of the Locust
Butler
 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
Reverend Gordon
- The Windfall (1974) ... Reverend Gordon
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Janitor
 1972-1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Reverend Trimble
- The Engagement (1973) ... Reverend Trimble
- Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride (1972) ... Reverend Trimble
 1971 Banyon (TV Series)
Mr. Clayton
- Pilot (1971) ... Mr. Clayton
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Janitor
- The Case of the Tragic Trophy (1964) ... Janitor
 1960 High Time
Guest Announcer at Judge Carter's Ball (uncredited)
 1959 The Man in the Net
Alonzo (uncredited)
 1958 Anna Lucasta
Noah
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Farmer on Levee
- Old Man (1958) ... Farmer on Levee
 1951-1955 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
Amos
- The Meal Ticket (1955) ... Amos
- Story of the Invisible Glass (1955) ... Amos
- Kingfish Teaches Andy to Fly (1955) ... Amos
- The Insurance Policy (1955) ... Amos
 1945 Jasper and the Beanstalk (Short)
Professor Scarecrow / The Giant (uncredited)
 1944 Jasper Goes Hunting (Short)
Professor Scarecrow (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Say Ah, Jasper (Short)
Professor Scarecrow (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Package for Jasper (Short)
Professor Scarecrow (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Jasper's Music Lesson (Short)
Professor Scarecrow (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Jasper and the Haunted House (Short)
Professor Scarecrow (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Dixie Love
 1931 Hell's Alley
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Brown Sugar. Melodrama. Written by Bernie Angus. Incidental music by Haven Johnson. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by George Abbott. Biltmore Theatre: 2 Dec 1937- 4 Dec 1937 (4 performances). Cast: John T.L. Bunn (as "Trot"), Eric Burroughs (as "Musken"), Alvin Childress (as "Slim"), Martin de C. Slade (as "Lonny")... See more »

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American character actor, best-known for playing Amos in the 1950s television comedy series 'Amos 'n Andy'. Began as an actor with Harlem's Lafayette Players. See more »

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