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Eugene Jackson

1916-12-25 Buffalo - New York - USA

Image of Eugene Jackson


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.


The Addams Family One-Armed Bass Player 1991-11-22
Swing Shift Bartender at Kelly's 1984-04-13
Off the Wall Old Black Man 1983-07-01
American Gigolo Bootblack 1980-02-08
Escape from Alcatraz Inmate 1979-06-22
All the President's Men Reporter (uncredited) 1976-04-09
Coffy Man at Rally (uncredited) 1973-06-13
Cleopatra Jones Henry 1973-07-13
40 Carats Party Dancer (uncredited) 1973-06-28
Black Gunn Bartender (uncredited) 1972-12-20
Chandler Shoe Shine Boy 1971-12-01
Support Your Local Gunfighter Waiter Aboard Train (uncredited) 1971-05-26
Looking for Love Office Worker (uncredited) 1964-08-05
Robin and the 7 Hoods Congregation Member 1964-06-24
The Apartment Office Worker (uncredited) 1960-06-21
North by Northwest Security Guard at Auction (uncredited) 1959-07-08
The Killer That Stalked New York Bootblack (uncredited) 1950-10-06
Reveille with Beverly Franklin Delano Lincoln Van Buren Jones (uncredited) 1943-02-04
Take My Life Bill, Harlem Tuff-Kid Gang Menber 1942-07-03
Golden Hoofs Curly 1941-02-14
Sporting Blood Sam - Lockwood's Horse Groom 1940-07-11
Reform School Pete 1939-04-27
The Lady's from Kentucky Winfield 1939-04-27
The Buccaneer James Smith, a Servant 1938-02-04
Anaesthesia Colored Boy 1839 (uncredited) 1938-07-09
Kentucky Jimmy 1938-12-30
Arrest Bulldog Drummond Hotel Page Boy 1938-11-25
Midnight Court Garfield Brown 1937-03-06
Wine, Women and Horses Eight Ball 1937-09-11
The Lonely Trail Harmonica Player / Dancer 1936-05-25
Guns and Guitars Eightball 1936-06-22
Red River Valley Iodine 1936-03-02
Tumbling Tumbleweeds Eightball 1935-09-05
Secret Service Israel Polk 1931-11-14
Sporting Blood Sam 'Sammy' 1931-08-08
Sporting Chance Horseshoe 1931-10-25
Cimarron Isaiah 1931-01-26
Hearts in Dixie Chinquapin 1929-01-02
Circus Fever Gene 1925-02-07
Little Annie Rooney Humidor 1925-10-18
The Big Town Pineapple 1925-01-10
The Love Bug Pineapple 1925-04-24
Shootin' Injuns Gene 1925-05-02
Dog Days Pineapple 1925-03-07
The Thief of Bagdad Child (uncredited) 1924-03-18
The Mysterious Mystery! Snowball 1924-12-12
Penrod and Sam Verman 1923-06-18