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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1907-12-01

Day of Death 1990-02-02

Place of Birth Monroe, Louisiana, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1976 Gemini Man (1 episode)
1975 Man Friday as Doctor
1974 Thomasine & Bushrod as Nathaniel
1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
1973 A Dream for Christmas as Arthur Rogers
1971 Skin Game as Uncle Abram
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as Charles
1970 The Great White Hope as Tick
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1969 The Learning Tree as Uncle Rob
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1967 Cimarron Strip (2 episodes)
1967 The Invaders (1 episode) as Homer Warren (1 episode) as Butler
1966 Tarzan (3 episodes)
1966 The Chase as Lester Johnson
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (1 episode)
1965 Gidget (1 episode)
1964 Roustabout as Cody Marsh
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 He Rides Tall as Dr. Sam
1963 The Great Adventure (1 episode)
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (2 episodes)
1961 A Raisin in the Sun as Bobo
1960 My Three Sons (1 episode)
1959 Imitation of Life as Minister
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1958 The Decks Ran Red as Pete
1958 Run Silent, Run Deep as Bragg (uncredited)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 House of Numbers as Ashlow
1957 Monster from Green Hell as Arobi
1956 Friendly Persuasion as Enoch
1956 The Opposite Sex as Club Car Bartender
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (2 episodes)
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1955 Lord of the Jungle as Molu
1954 Sitting Bull as Sam
1954 Jungle Gents as Rangori - Witch Doctor
1954 Duffy of San Quentin as Bill Lake
1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 as Al
1953 Ramar of the Jungle (26 episodes)
1953 Perils of the Jungle as Kenny
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)
1950 Walk Softly, Stranger as Florist (uncredited)
1948 Family Honeymoon as Waiter (uncredited)
1947 The Burning Cross as Charlie West
1946 Without Reservations as Train Waiter
1945 White Pongo as Mumbo Jumbo
1943 Cabin in the Sky as Mr. Kelso / Jim Henry's Paradise Patron
1942 Heart of the Golden West as Member, Hall Johnson Choir

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