Tucker, Lorenzo

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Name
Tucker, Lorenzo Gender: M
born on 28 June 1907 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Woodstock, Pennsylvania, 39n56, 77w35
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°56 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 08°57'



Biography

African-American stage and screen actor, known as the "Black Valentino," who played the romantic, handsome lead in the early black films of Oscar Micheaux. He became a movie star to black America and was often mentioned in the leading black newspapers.

From 1926 to 1946, Tucker appeared in 18 of Micheaux's films, including When Men Betray (1928); Wages of Sin (1929); Easy Street (1930); Harlem Big Show, Veiled Aristocrats (1932); Ten Minutes To Live (1932); Harlem After Midnight (1934); Temptation (1935); and Underworld (1937).

Tucker was also a successful stage actor, appearing on Broadway in The Constant Sinner, Ol' Man Satan, and Humming Sam. His most controversial role came in The Constant Sinner in which he portrayed a pimp, Money Johnson, and in which Mae West was his prostitute, Babe Gordon.

During World War II, Tucker was a tail gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He later became an autopsy technician for the New York City medical examiner, where he worked on the bodies of Malcolm X and Nina Mae McKinney.

Tucker died of lung cancer on 19 September 1986 at age 79 at his home in Hollywood, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1974 (Black Film Makers Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Wikipedia has 27 June in error.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, stage)
  • Vocation : Medical : Mortician/ Death Affairs (Autopsy technician)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Black Film Makers)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession ("The Black Valentino")