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Joel Fluellen

Joel Fluellen was born on December 1, 1907 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was an actor, known for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), The Great White Hope (1970) and Friendly Persuasion (1956). He died on February 2, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. Negro actor who was initially hesitant upon appearing in films due to the limited range of roles available for Negro actors. More than not, he played servile roles (natives, cabbies, waiters, porters). Quite opinionated, he lobbied hard for better parts and working conditions for his fellow Negro performers, and was gratified to see some progress in the early 1970s. Dogged by illness, he committed suicide (by gunshot) at age 82.

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Dec 1, 1907 In Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Heart of the Golden West 1942-11-16
Latest Project:
Movie Black Hollywood 1984-11-28
Known For
Poster of Columbo
Poster of Run Silent, Run Deep
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of The Negro Sailor
Movie Black Hollywood Self 1984-11-28
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Unknown 1979-06-15
Movie Casey's Shadow Jimmy Judson 1978-01-01
Series Gemini Man Unknown 1976-05-10
Movie Man Friday Doctor 1975-03-04
Movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Unc Isom 1974-01-31
Movie Thomasine & Bushrod Nathaniel 1974-04-10
Movie A Dream for Christmas Arthur Rogers 1973-12-24
Movie The Sheriff Charley Dobey 1971-03-30
Series Columbo Charles 1971-09-15
Movie Skin Game Uncle Abram 1971-09-30
Movie The Great White Hope Tick 1970-10-11
Movie The Learning Tree Uncle Rob 1969-08-06
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series The Invaders Homer Warren 1967-01-10
Movie The Chase Lester Johnson 1966-02-18
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series Gidget Unknown 1965-09-01
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie He Rides Tall Dr. Sam 1964-02-25
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Roustabout Cody Marsh 1964-11-11
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Bobo 1961-05-28
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Movie Imitation of Life Minister 1959-10-02
Movie Run Silent, Run Deep Bragg (uncredited) 1958-03-27
Movie The Decks Ran Red Pete 1958-10-10
Movie Monster from Green Hell Arobi 1957-05-17
Movie House of Numbers Ashlow 1957-09-12
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie The Opposite Sex Club Car Bartender 1956-11-15
Movie Friendly Persuasion Enoch 1956-11-25
Movie Lord of the Jungle Molu 1955-06-12
Movie Riot in Cell Block 11 Al 1954-02-18
Movie Duffy of San Quentin Bill Lake 1954-03-16
Movie Jungle Gents Rangori - Witch Doctor 1954-09-05
Movie Sitting Bull Sam 1954-10-06
Movie Jungle Drums of Africa Matambo, Native Searcher 1953-01-21
Movie Perils of the Jungle Kenny 1953-03-19
Series Ramar of the Jungle 1953-04-18
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Movie The Great Jewel Robber Train Waiter (uncredited) 1950-07-15
Movie The Jackie Robinson Story Mack Robinson 1950-05-16
Movie Walk Softly, Stranger Florist (uncredited) 1950-10-14
Movie Family Honeymoon Waiter (uncredited) 1948-12-06
Movie The Burning Cross Charlie West 1947-09-01
Movie Without Reservations Train Waiter (uncredited) 1946-05-13
Movie White Pongo Mumbo Jumbo 1945-11-02
Movie The Negro Sailor Bill Johnson 1945-12-13
Movie Hit the Ice Club Car Bartender (uncredited) 1943-06-02
Movie Cabin in the Sky Mr. Kelso / Jim Henry's Paradise Patron 1943-04-09
Movie Heart of the Golden West Member, Hall Johnson Choir 1942-11-16