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James Edwards (James Johnson Edwards)

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Biography

Muncie, Indiana, USA
Pioneering actor who was among Hollywood's first - years ahead of Sidney Poitier - to crush the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of black males as shiftless illiterates. Although in some pictures Edwards would portray subservient characters (e.g. "General" George C. Scott's valet in Patton (1970)), he delivered true dignity in his performances. He is especially remembered for his leading role in Home of the Brave (1949). Read more...

Actor

Character: Honey Camden Brown

The Member of the Wedding 1952

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Character: Jack 'Chappie' Blackburn

The Joe Louis Story 1953

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Character: Zeke Ward

The Phenix City Story 1955

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Character: Corporal Allen Melvin

The Manchurian Candidate 1962

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Character: Larry Brant

The Sandpiper 1965

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Character: Sergeant Joe Collyer

The Young Runaways 1968

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Character: Sergeant William George Meeks

Patton 1970

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Character: Arnie Kelton

Peter Gunn 1958

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Character: Sgt. Killian

Men in War 1957

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Character: Dr. Lench

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Sgt. Morgan

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Matuwa

Ramar of the Jungle 1952

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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Writing