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Rex Ingram

A Corsicana native, Rex (Clifford) Ingram was the son of Mack and Mamie Ingram. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in medicine before launching a brilliant acting career which spanned 50 years. Ingram made his screen debut during the silent era in Tarzan of the Apes (1918) . He won widespread acclaim for his portrayal of De Lawd in The Green Pastures (1936) , Ingram also appeared on the Broadway stage and in television productions, bringing skill and dignity to every performance. Actor probably best remembered for his portrayal of Jim, the fugitive slave, opposite Mickey Rooney in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939). He died September 19, 1969 and was buried in California.

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Oct 20, 1885 In Cairo, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Ten Commandments 1923-11-23
Latest Project:
Movie Hurry Sundown 1967-02-09
Known For
Poster of Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
Poster of Sahara
Poster of The Talk of the Town
Poster of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Movie Hurry Sundown Prof. Thurlow 1967-02-09
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Movie Your Cheatin' Heart Teetot 1964-11-04
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Movie Desire in the Dust Burt Crane 1960-10-10
Movie Elmer Gantry Preacher of Black Congregation 1960-07-07
Movie Escort West Nelson Walker 1959-01-23
Series Black Saddle Unknown 1959-01-10
Movie Watusi Umbopa 1959-03-25
Movie God's Little Acre Uncle Felix 1958-09-23
Movie Anna Lucasta Joe Lucasta 1958-11-01
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Congo Crossing Dr. Leopold Gorman 1956-07-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Sukulu Chieftain 1955-02-16
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Moonrise Mose 1948-10-01
Movie John Henry and the Inky-Poo Narrator / John Henry (voice) 1946-09-06
Movie Adventure Preacher (unconfirmed) 1945-12-28
Movie A Thousand and One Nights Giant 1945-07-20
Movie Dark Waters Pearson Jackson 1944-11-21
Movie Cabin in the Sky Lucius / Lucifer Jr. 1943-04-09
Movie Fired Wife Charles 1943-09-04
Movie Sahara Sgt. Major Tambul 1943-09-22
Movie The Talk of the Town Tilney 1942-08-20
Movie The Thief of Bagdad Djinn 1940-12-25
Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Jim 1939-02-10
Movie Let My People Live 1939-03-10
Movie The Green Pastures De Lawd / Adam / Hezdrel 1936-08-01
Movie Love in Morocco André Duval 1933-02-27
Movie The Emperor Jones Court Crier 1933-09-29
Movie The Four Feathers Fuzzy Wuzzy Native 1929-06-01
Movie The King of Kings (uncredited) 1927-04-19
Movie Camille 1926-01-01
Movie The Ten Commandments Israelite Slave (uncredited) 1923-11-23