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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 Sylvia Landry
(1920)
The Gunsaulus Mystery Ida May Gilpin
(1921)
The Brute Mildred Carrison
(1920)
Deceit Doris Rutledge / Evelyn Bently
(1923)

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 1932 Blonde Venus
Viola (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Inmate
 1931 Good Sport
Ethel Watson (uncredited)
 1930 Georgia Rose
Grace
 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
Orlean
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 1931 Good Sport (performer: "We Gotta Find a New Kentucky Home" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Within the Law", Lafayette Players, Chicago, IL. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Became a successful stage performer after leaving Hollywood, where her light complexion did not fit the industry's standards for its African American performers, who usually had darker skin. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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