|born on||28 June 1907 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Woodstock, Pennsylvania, 39n56, 77w35|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°28' 09°56 Asc. 08°57'|
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.
- Work : Prize 1974 (Black Film Makers Hall of Fame)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Wikipedia has 27 June in error.
- 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")