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Eugene Jackson

Eugene Jackson

  • Born on
    • December 25th, 1916
  • Died on
    • October 26th, 2001
Eugene Jackson gained fame as Farina's older brother, Pineapple, in six of Hal Roach's "Our Gang" serials - "The Mysterious Mystery", "The Big Town", "Circus Fever", "Dog Days", "The Love Bug" and "Shootin Injuns". Besides films he sang and danced on the vaudeville circuit - billed as "Hollywood's most famous colored kid star". Most of his film roles were bit parts, most uncredited. He did appear as Diahann Carroll's Uncle Lou on TV's "Julia" and Redd Foxx's friend on "Sanford and Son". In later years he taught dance at studios he started in Compton and Pasadena. He trained several performers in the 1959 film Porgy and Bess. His work was featured in a dance retrospective for the 1993 Los Angeles Festival.

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Filmography

Acting (14 Credits)

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1991The Addams Family as One-Armed Bass Player
1984Swing Shift as Bartender at Kelly's
1980American Gigolo as Bootblack
1979Escape from Alcatraz as Inmate
1973Cleopatra Jones as Henry
1973Coffy as Man at RallyWatch Free
1968Julia as Uncle Lou
1959North by Northwest as Security Guard at Auction (uncredited)
1950The Killer That Stalked New York as Bootblack (uncredited)
1938The Buccaneer as James Smith, a Servant
1938Kentucky as Jimmy
1931Cimarron as Isaiah
1925Little Annie Rooney as Humidor
1924The Thief of Bagdad as Child (uncredited)

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