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Paul Robeson Overview:

Legendary actor, Paul Robeson, was born Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson on Apr 9, 1898 in Princeton, NJ. Robeson died at the age of 77 on Jan 23, 1976 in Philadelphia, PA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Robeson was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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, Happy Birthday! Born April 9; 1898-1976

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

had a big voice, was an actor of ‘Bigger than Life’ roles, a performer of unique intensity, with a passion that easily communicated?to the movie-goer, the emotions and the ranges of Robeson’s emotions, thereby gifting the viewer with an experience that few actors, befo... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born April 9; 1898-1976

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

had a big voice, was an actor of ‘Bigger than Life’ roles, a performer of unique intensity, with a passion that easily communicated?to the movie-goer, the emotions and the ranges of Robeson’s emotions, thereby gifting the viewer with an experience that few actors, befo... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born April 9; 1898-1976

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

had a big voice, was an actor of ‘Bigger than Life’ roles, a performer of unique intensity, with a passion that easily communicated?to the movie-goer, the emotions and the ranges of Robeson’s emotions, thereby gifting the viewer with an experience that few actors, befo... Read full article


Monday Serenade:

By KC on Feb 22, 2010 From Classic Movies

Though I like the second film version of Show Boat (1936), the rest of the movie tends to melt away every time I see sing Ol' Man River. The combination of his rich, uplifting voice and James Whale's stylized direction could make this number a distinctive short on its own. ... Read full article


The Immensely Gifted

By KC on Feb 4, 2010 From Classic Movies

It is no exaggeration to say that was one of the most remarkable humans to ever live. He was intellectual, athletic, and handsome, with a rich bass-baritone voice and a joyful, intoxicating charisma. Robeson seemed able to conquer any arena. As an honor student on scholarship to Rutger... Read full article


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Paul Robeson Quotes:

Brutus Jones: [With bravado] It takes a silver bullet to kill Brutus Jones.


Brutus Jones: They's some things I don't got to be told. I can see 'em in folks' eyes.


Smithers: [Jones prepares to escape into the jungle] Give my regards to any ghosts yer 'appen to meet!
Brutus Jones: [pause] If dat ghost have money, I tells him never to haunt you lessen he wants to lose it!


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Paul Robeson Facts
Appeared in a World War II-era U.S. Government War Department propaganda film aimed at combating the spread of venereal diseases among black soldiers. The film was called "Easy to Get" (serial number T.F.8 1423), and Robeson appears at the end in his capacity as a celebrity football star and singer to advise viewers to stay "clean.".

Played football professionally for three years in the APFL (American Professional Football League) 1920-1922.

Was investigated by the California Senate's Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities (colloquially known as the "Tenney Committee" after Committee Chairman Jack Tenney). The Tenney Committee investigated alleged communists in California.

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