Biography

Paul Robeson (April 9, 1898 - January 23, 1976) was an American concert bass-baritone, athlete, actor and political activist. Born in Princeton, New Jersey he was educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University Law School. After briefly practising as a lawyer he left the trade due to racism and instead pursued his acting and singing career.

Paul Robeson (April 9, 1898 - January 23, 1976) was an American concert bass-baritone, athlete, actor and political activist. Born in Princeton, New Jersey he was educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University Law School. After briefly practising as a lawyer he left the trade due to racism and instead pursued his acting and singing career.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 25

Birthday 1898-04-09

Day of Death 1976-01-23

Place of Birth Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Howard Zinn: Voices of a People's History of the United States as Self
2017 Britain on Film: Black Britain as Himself
2007 Fred Baker - filmmaker
2000 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist as Himself (Archival Footage)
1999 Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
1998 Paul Robeson: Speak of Me as I Am as Himself (archive footage)
1994 Paul Robeson: 20th Century Renaissance Man, Entertainer & Activist as Self/Archival Footage
1979 Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist as Himself (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1954 Song of the Rivers as Voice of Singer
1949 Mining Review 2nd Year No 11 as Himself
1942 Tales of Manhattan as Luke
1942 Native Land as Narrator
1940 The Proud Valley as David Goliath
1937 Big Fella as Joe
1937 King Solomon's Mines as Umbopa
1937 Jericho as Cpl. Jericho Jackson
1936 Song of Freedom as John 'Johnny' Zinga
1936 Show Boat as Joe
1935 Sanders of the River as Bosambo
1933 The Emperor Jones as Brutus Jones
1930 Borderline as Pete Varond
1926 Camille as Alexandre Dumas fils
1925 Body and Soul as Reverend Isaiah T. Jenkins / His brother Sylvester

Sound

1932 Black and White Music

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