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Ernest Whitman (1893–1954)

Ernest Whitman was born on February 21, 1893 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Road to Zanzibar (1941), The Green Pastures (1936) and Jesse James (1939). He died on August 5, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Road to Zanzibar Whiteface
Jesse James Pinkie
Maryland Dogface


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 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Pleasant 'Uncle Plez' Woodford
 1952 Beulah (TV Series)
Bill Jackson
- Harry Builds a Den (1952) ... Bill Jackson
- Beulah and the Jalopy (1952) ... Bill Jackson
- Beulah and the Cowboy (1952) ... Bill Jackson
- Beulah and the Airplane (1952) ... Bill Jackson
- Harry Raises Chinchillas (1952) ... Bill Jackson
 1948 Half-Pint Pygmy (Short)
Pygmy (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Blonde Savage
 1947 Banjo
Uncle Jasper
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Mr. Mordecai
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Train Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 The Lost Weekend
Black Man Talking to Himself (uncredited)
 1945 Dillinger
Jack - Black Prisoner (uncredited)
 1944 Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Stoker (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Confession
 1943 Stormy Weather
Jim Europe (uncredited)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Jim Henry
 1943 The Human Comedy
Black Man on Train (uncredited)
 1942 Arabian Nights
Nubian Slave (uncredited)
 1942 Drums of the Congo
King Malaba
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
 1941 Among the Living
 1941 Blues in the Night
Black Prisoner #1 (uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Fancy-Pants, Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 Married Bachelor
Black Men's Room Attendant (uncredited)
 1941 The Pittsburgh Kid
Feets Johnson
 1941 The Getaway
 1941 Road to Zanzibar
 1941 Back Street
Porter #1 (uncredited)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Black Man in Barn (uncredited)
 1940 Mystery Sea Raider
First Fisherman (uncredited)
 1940 Maryland
 1940 Safari
Witch Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Colored Gentleman (uncredited)
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Alexander '8 Ball' Hamilton (uncredited)
 1940 Congo Maisie
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Carpetbagger's Friend (uncredited)
 1939 6, 000 Enemies
Black Prisoner Willie Johnson (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Slab Griffin (uncredited)
 1939 Jesse James
 1939 Pacific Liner
Professor - Black Stoker (uncredited)
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Sam Blike (uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Roustabout (uncredited)
 1936 White Hunter
 1936 The Green Pastures
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
'Buck' Milford
 1934 King for a Day (Short)
Mr. Brown
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African-American character actor of stage, screen and radio. Best remembered for his appearance in Stormy Weather (1943).

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