Rex Ingram

Rex Ingram

  • Born on
    • October 20th, 1885
  • Died on
    • September 19th, 1969
A Corsicana native, Rex (Clifford) Ingram was the son of Mack and Mamie Ingram. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in medicine before launching a brilliant acting career which spanned 50 years. Ingram made his screen debut during the silent era in Tarzan of the Apes (1918) . He won widespread acclaim for his portrayal of De Lawd in The Green Pastures (1936) , Ingram also appeared on the Broadway stage and in television productions, bringing skill and dignity to every performance. Actor probably best remembered for his portrayal of Jim, the fugitive slave, opposite Mickey Rooney in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939). He died September 19, 1969 and was buried in California.

Starring Rex Ingram on Plex


Acting (18 Credits)

1967Hurry Sundown as Prof. Thurlow
1964Your Cheatin' Heart as Teetot
1960Elmer Gantry as Preacher of Black Congregation
1958Anna Lucasta as Joe Lucasta
1958God's Little Acre as Uncle Felix
1948Moonrise as Mose
1945A Thousand and One Nights as Giant
1945Adventure as Preacher (unconfirmed)
1944Dark Waters as Pearson Jackson
1943Cabin in the Sky as Lucius / Lucifer Jr.
1943Sahara as Sgt. Major TambulWatch Free
1942The Talk of the Town as TilneyWatch Free
1940The Thief of Bagdad as Djinn
1939The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Jim
1936The Green Pastures as De Lawd / Adam / Hezdrel
1933The Emperor Jones as Court CrierWatch Free
1927The King of Kings as (uncredited)
1923The Ten Commandments as Israelite Slave (uncredited)


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