Mantan Moreland Overview:

Legendary actor, Mantan Moreland, was born on Sep 3, 1902 in Monroe, LA. Moreland died at the age of 71 on Sep 28, 1973 in Hollywood, CA .

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Moreland was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Mantan Moreland Quotes:

Samantha, the Maid: What you doing in that lineup?
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: Don't bother me woman. Can't you see I is a has-been?
Samantha, the Maid: A zombie?
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: Nothing else but. And don't ask me my name, 'cuz I don't know. I don't know nothing.
Samantha, the Maid: You ain't no zombie, 'cuz zombies can't talk.
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: Can I help it 'cuz I'm loquacious?


Bill Summers: It's the same drums we heard the other night. Voodoo drums! Come on, we've got to find him!
Jefferson 'Jeff' Jackson: Oh Mr. Billy, we found enough for one day!


Charlie Chan: Not glad to see me, Birmingham?
Birmingham Brown, Taxi Driver: Oh, it's nothing personal, Mr. Chan, but the last time we met was in Washington. If I remember right, there was two or three murders.
Charlie Chan: Murder is my business.
Birmingham Brown, Taxi Driver: Murder's all right, Mr. Chan, but you wholesale it!


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Father of Marcella Moreland.

He was the in-house comic relief artist for poverty-row Monogram Pictures. Most audiences will remember him best for his recurring role as Birmingham Brown in Monogram's "Charlie Chan" series. Unlike other studios' treatment of their black performers, however, Monogram considered him of such importance to them that his name always appeared high on the cast list of his films.

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