Legendary actor, Rex Ingram, was born on Oct 20, 1895 in Cairo, IL. Ingram died at the age of 73 on Sep 19, 1969 in Hollywood, CA .
Rex Ingram was a formidable black American actor with powerful features, born on a riverboat and growing up to become an honors medical graduate. He succumbed to the lure of acting soon afterwards, but it was years before he gained recognition in films with his starring performance as "De Lawd" in "Green Pastures". He was also impressive as the genie in the 1940 version of "The Thief of Bagdad" (having had a very minor assignment in the silent version), but most of his other roles were unworthy of his talents. He died from a heart attack.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Jacob: My, my. You're a long way from home.
Little Bit Lucket: We're going to be longer. We're headed for Virginia.
Jacob: Ain't that nice.
Little Bit Lucket: You know, where the war is. We're goin' to fight Yankees.
Jacob: I hear tell the Yankees is fightin' us. I hear tell they're mighty mean! Oh, I reckon we'll whip 'em.
Buck Burnett: We?
Jacob: Yessir - us Southerners.
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