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Alvin Childress


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Alvin Childress was an African-American actor who is best known for playing the cabdriver Amos Jones in the 1950s television comedy series Amos 'n Andy.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Television (2014)

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Anne Burford-Johnson

Alvin Childress (left) played Amos Jones, a taxi driver and an upstanding family man who was the series narrator. Spencer Williams Jr. (right) played Andy Brown , a nice guy who loved women, usually had money but never had a job, and was ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Cinema (2007)

by S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry

Broadway actor Alvin Childress portrayed Amos Jones, while notable actor, producer, writer, and director Spencer Williams Jr. played Andrew Hogg Brown. Cast: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams Jr., Harry Tim Moore, Johnny Lee, Ernestine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture (2009)

by Brian Cogan, Tony Kelso

When the show moved from radio to television in 1951, the lead roles were played by the African American actors Alvin Childress and Spencer Williams Jr. Yet the situation comedy was still produced by Gosden and Correll, who ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Contemporary American Culture (2005)

by Robert Gregg, Gary W. McDonogh, Cindy H. Wong

with African American actors Alvin Childress and Spencer Williams, before being driven from the air by NAACP protests. The show embodies problems of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television (2014)

by Horace Newcomb, Lambdin Kay Distinguished Professor for the Peabody Awards Horace Newcomb

Deane See also Racism, Ethnicity, and Television Cast Amos Jones Alvin Childress Andrew Hogg Brown (Andy) Spencer Williams Jr. George “ Kingfish” Stevens Tim Moore Lawyer Algonquin J. Calhoun Johnny Lee Sapphire ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (2012)

by Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman

of the Mystic Knights of the Sea lodge; Stevens typically placed Amos Jones( playedby Alvin Childress) andAndy Hogg Brown (playedby Spencer Williams) insituations where they—or at least Andy—might be revealed as haplessand artless.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History (2010)

by Leslie Alexander

and Amos and Andy (starring Alvin Childress and Spencer Williams, two African American ...

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