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Who is Alvin Childress?
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.
- born on (108 years ago) in Meridian
- ethnicity: African American
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Actor
- died on (29 years ago) in Inglewood of complications of diabetes mellitus
- buried in National Harmony Memorial Park
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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.
by Leslie Alexander
and Amos and Andy (starring Alvin Childress and Spencer Williams, two African American ...
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