Biography

Eugene Jackson gained fame as Farina's older brother, Pineapple, in six of Hal Roach's "Our Gang" serials - "The Mysterious Mystery", "The Big Town", "Circus Fever", "Dog Days", "The Love Bug" and "Shootin Injuns". Besides films he sang and danced on the vaudeville circuit - billed as "Hollywood's most famous colored kid star". Most of his film roles were bit parts, most uncredited. He did appear as Diahann Carroll's Uncle Lou on TV's "Julia" and Redd Foxx's friend on "Sanford and Son". In later years he taught dance at studios he started in Compton and Pasadena. He trained several performers in the 1959 film Porgy and Bess. His work was featured in a dance retrospective for the 1993 Los Angeles Festival.

Eugene Jackson gained fame as Farina's older brother, Pineapple, in six of Hal Roach's "Our Gang" serials - "The Mysterious Mystery", "The Big Town", "Circus Fever", "Dog Days", "The Love Bug" and "Shootin Injuns". Besides films he sang and danced on the vaudeville circuit - billed as "Hollywood's most famous colored kid star". Most of his film roles were bit parts, most uncredited. He did appear as Diahann Carroll's Uncle Lou on TV's "Julia" and Redd Foxx's friend on "Sanford and Son". In later years he taught dance at studios he started in Compton and Pasadena. He trained several performers in the 1959 film Porgy and Bess. His work was featured in a dance retrospective for the 1993 Los Angeles Festival.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1916-12-25

Day of Death 2001-10-26

Place of Birth Buffalo - New York - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1983 Off the Wall as Old Black Man
1980 American Gigolo as Bootblack
1979 Escape from Alcatraz as Inmate
1973 Cleopatra Jones as Henry
1973 Coffy as Man at Rally
1968 Julia (86 episodes) as Uncle Lou
1959 North by Northwest as Security Guard at Auction (uncredited)
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Boston Blackie (1 episode)
1943 Reveille with Beverly as Franklin Delano Lincoln Van Buren Jones
1942 Take My Life as Bill, Harlem Tuff-Kid Gang Menber
1941 Golden Hoofs as Curly
1940 Sporting Blood as Sam - Lockwood's Horse Groom
1939 Arrest Bulldog Drummond as Hotel Page Boy
1938 Kentucky as Jimmy
1938 The Buccaneer as James Smith, a Servant
1937 Wine, Women and Horses as Eight Ball
1937 Midnight Court as Garfield Brown
1936 Guns and Guitars as Eightball
1936 The Lonely Trail as Harmonica Player / Dancer
1931 Secret Service as Israel Polk
1931 Sporting Blood as Sam 'Sammy'
1931 Cimarron as Isaiah
1929 Hearts in Dixie as Chinquapin
1925 Little Annie Rooney as Humidor
1925 Shootin' Injuns as Gene
1925 Dog Days as Pineapple
1924 The Thief of Bagdad as Child (uncredited)
1922 Our Gang (210 episodes)

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