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Leigh Whipper

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Biography

Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Leigh Whipper was an consummate actor who led an impressive life. Born in South Carolina in 1876, at the end of the Reconstruction Era in which his parents had participated, he was educated in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University, before turning permanently to a life in the theater. At a time when work for black actors was limited, Whipper became a successful actor, appearing in more than twenty plays and a greater number of films. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Joe Cupid, the Charm Seller

Lady for a Night 1942

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Character: Uncle Josh Preston

The Vanishing Virginian 1942

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Character: Dock Singer

The Yellow Rose of Texas 1944

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