Joel Fluellen

Birthday:
12/01/1907
Place of birth:
Monroe, Louisiana, USA:
Biography:
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.

Credits

Casey's Shadow (1978)
as Jimmy Judson
Man Friday (1975)
as Doctor
Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)
as Nathaniel
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
A Dream for Christmas (1973)
as Arthur Rogers
Skin Game (1971)
as Uncle Abram
The Sheriff (1971)
as Charley Dobey
The Great White Hope (1970)
as Tick
The Learning Tree (1969)
as Uncle Rob
The Chase (1966)
as Lester Johnson
Roustabout (1964)
as Cody Marsh
He Rides Tall (1964)
as Dr. Sam
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
as Bobo
Imitation of Life (1959)
as Minister
The Decks Ran Red (1958)
as Pete
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
as Bragg (uncredited)
House of Numbers (1957)
as Ashlow
Monster from Green Hell (1957)
as Arobi
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
as Enoch
The Opposite Sex (1956)
as Club Car Bartender
Lord of the Jungle (1955)
as Molu
Sitting Bull (1954)
as Sam
Jungle Gents (1954)
as Rangori - Witch Doctor
Duffy of San Quentin (1954)
as Bill Lake
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
as Al
Perils of the Jungle (1953)
as Kenny
Jungle Drums of Africa (1953)
as Matambo, Native Searcher
Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
as Florist (uncredited)
The Great Jewel Robber (1950)
as Train Waiter (uncredited)
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
as Mack Robinson
Family Honeymoon (1948)
as Waiter (uncredited)
The Burning Cross (1947)
as Charlie West
Without Reservations (1946)
as Train Waiter (uncredited)
The Negro Sailor (1945)
as Bill Johnson
White Pongo (1945)
as Mumbo Jumbo
Hit the Ice (1943)
as Club Car Bartender (uncredited)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
as Mr. Kelso / Jim Henry's Paradise Patron
Heart of the Golden West (1942)
as Member, Hall Johnson Choir

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