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Eugene Jackson

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. He trained several performers in the 1959 film Porgy and Bess. His work was featured in a dance retrospective for the 1993 Los Angeles Festival.

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Dec 25, 1916 In Buffalo - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Penrod and Sam 1923-06-18
Latest Project:
Movie Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion 2007-09-29
Known For
Poster of American Gigolo
Poster of Escape From Alcatraz
Poster of North by Northwest
Poster of Anaesthesia
Movie Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion Himself 2007-09-29
Movie Strikeforce: Triple Threat Himself 2006-12-08
Movie UFC 35: Throwdown Himself 2002-01-11
Movie UFC 38: Brawl At The Hall Himself 2002-07-13
Movie UFC 33: Victory In Vegas Himself 2001-09-28
Movie UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 Himself 2000-04-14
Movie UFC 21: Return Of The Champions Himself 1999-07-16
Movie The Addams Family One-Armed Bass Player 1991-11-22
Movie Off the Wall Old Black Man 1983-07-01
Movie American Gigolo Bootblack 1980-02-08
Movie Escape From Alcatraz Inmate 1979-01-25
Movie Coffy Man at Rally 1973-06-13
Movie Cleopatra Jones Henry 1973-07-13
Series Julia Uncle Lou 1968-09-17
Movie North by Northwest Security Guard at Auction (uncredited) 1959-07-08
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Movie The Killer That Stalked New York Bootblack (uncredited) 1950-10-06
Movie Reveille with Beverly Franklin Jones (uncredited) 1943-02-04
Movie Take My Life Bill, Harlem Tuff-Kid Gang Menber 1942-07-03
Movie Golden Hoofs Curly 1941-02-14
Movie Sporting Blood Sam - Lockwood's Horse Groom 1940-07-11
Movie The Lady's from Kentucky Winfield 1939-04-27
Movie The Buccaneer James Smith, a Servant 1938-02-04
Movie Anaesthesia Colored Boy 1839 (uncredited) 1938-07-09
Movie Arrest Bulldog Drummond Hotel Page Boy 1938-11-25
Movie Kentucky Jimmy 1938-12-30
Movie Midnight Court Garfield Brown 1937-03-06
Movie Wine, Women and Horses Eight Ball 1937-09-11
Movie The Lonely Trail Harmonica Player / Dancer 1936-05-25
Movie Guns and Guitars Eightball 1936-06-22
Movie Secret Service Israel Polk 1931-11-14
Movie Cimarron Isaiah 1931-02-09
Movie Sporting Blood Sam 'Sammy' 1931-08-08
Movie Hearts in Dixie Chinquapin 1929-01-02
Movie Dog Days Pineapple 1925-03-07
Movie Little Annie Rooney Humidor 1925-10-18
Movie Shootin' Injuns Gene 1925-05-02
Movie The Thief of Bagdad Child (uncredited) 1924-03-18
Movie Penrod and Sam Verman 1923-06-18