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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Jeff: That was my Grandpappy, he worked in a circus.
Roxbury B. Brown, III: You don't say. What'd he do?
Jeff: Oh he dove off a 200 foot platform into a damp rag.
Roxbury B. Brown, III: That's pretty good. How often did he do that?
Jeff: Oh just once. The rag wasn't damp enough.


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!


Birmingham Brown: Talk? Mr. Chan, I can't. I'm so scared I can hardly gulp!


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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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