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Jesse Owens (James Cleveland Owens)

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Biography

Oakville, Alabama, USA
Jesse Owens, arguably the most popular American track and field star in history, was -- along with his contemporary, world's heavyweight champion Joe Louis -- one of the first African Americans to change white society's perception of both black athletes and, more importantly, people of color. The future Olympic champion was born James Cleveland Owens on September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama, the youngest of 10 children born to sharecroppers Henry and Emma Owens. When young "J.C. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - 1936 Olympic Games

The Negro Soldier 1944

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Character: Himself

The Book Thief 2013

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Character: Himself - Racing in Berlin

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996

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La neuvième 2004

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The Fight 2005

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Salute 2008

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Character: Himself - 1936 Olympic Games

Hunt for Aliens 0

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The Rise 0

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