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James Baskett Overview:

Actor, James Baskett, was born on Feb 16, 1904 in Indianapolis, IN. Baskett died at the age of 44 on Jul 9, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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However he won one Honorary Award in 1947 for his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world in Walt Disney's Song of the South .

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, Happy Birthday! Born February 16th; 1904-1948 (2)

By C. S. Williams on Feb 16, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

accepting his Honorary Oscar from Ingrid Bergman An overlooked actor, whose best work has not been seen in the United States (excepting on VHS and DVD imports) since 1986. I of course am speaking of the still controversial Song of the South, 1946, a Walt Disney live action-animated fe... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born February 16th; 1904-1948

By C. S. Williams on Feb 16, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

accepting his Honorary Oscar from Ingrid Bergman An overlooked actor, whose best work has not been seen in the United States (excepting on VHS and DVD imports) since 1986. I of course am speaking of the still controversial Song of the South, 1946, a Walt Disney live action-animated ... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born February 16th; 1904-1948

By C. S. Williams on Feb 16, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

accepting his Honorary Oscar from Ingrid Bergman An overlooked actor, whose best work has not been seen in the United States (excepting on VHS and DVD imports) since 1986. I of course am speaking of the still controversial Song of the South, 1946, a Walt Disney live action-animated ... Read full article


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James Baskett Quotes:

Uncle Remus: Appears to me like you's figurin' on goin' someplace.
Johnny: I am, and nobody's gonna stop me.
Uncle Remus: Well, now, if that don't bang my time. You know, I was just figurin' on somethin' like that myself. How'd you like ol' Uncle Remus to go along with you?
[They start to go off together]
Uncle Remus: Now, let's see now. Where is we figurin' on goin'? How can we be goin' someplace if we don't know where we's goin'?
Johnny: I'm going to Atlanta.
Uncle Remus: Hmm, powerful long walk to Atlanta. Is you brung some grub?
Johnny: No.
Uncle Remus: Well, now... if we ain't got no grub, we sure can't get very far.


Johnny: Where's Brer Rabbit's Briar Patch?
Uncle Remus: Where? Well, now, lemme see. That I can't exactly say, 'cause I ain't been keepin' close track as I used to.


Sally: Uncle Remus, I'm trying my best to bring up Johnny to be obedient and truthful. But you and your stories are making that very difficult. I think maybe it would be better if he didn't hear any more for a while.
Uncle Remus: Well, Miss Sally, the stories ain't done no...
Sally: They only confuse him. Now, I know you mean well, Uncle Remus, but Johnny's too young.
Uncle Remus: Miss Sally...
Sally: I'll have to ask you not to tell him any more.
Uncle Remus: Yes, 'm...


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James Baskett Facts
His father John Baskett owned a barber shop in Indianapolis.

The first actor to win an Academy Award (although an honorary one) for his performance in a Walt Disney film.

First African-American male actor to be awarded an Academy Award.

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