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Eugene Jackson

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Biography

Buffalo, New York, USA
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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Chinquapin

Hearts in Dixie 1929

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Character: Cupid - Van Horn Slave

Dixiana 1930

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Character: Sam 'Sammy'

Sporting Blood 1931

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Character: Israel Polk

Secret Service 1931

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Character: Harmonica Player / Dancer

The Lonely Trail 1936

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Character: Black Stable Boy

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry 1937

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Character: James Smith, a Servant

The Buccaneer 1938

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Character: Sam - Lockwood's Horse Groom

Sporting Blood 1940

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Character: Dr. Jepson's Black Servant

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

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Character: Franklin Delano Lincoln Van Buren Jones

Reveille with Beverly 1943

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Character: Street Saxophonist

Artists and Models 1955

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Character: Piccaninny

Jeanne Eagels 1957

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Character: Security Guard at Auction

North by Northwest 1959

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Character: One-Armed Bass Player

The Addams Family 1991

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Character: Bartender at Kelly's

Swing Shift 1984

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Character: Himself

UFC Hits: Volume 2 2000

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