Alvin Childress

Recent Role:

Amos Jones on Amos 'n' Andy

Born:

9/10/1907, Meridian, Mississippi, USA

Died:

4/19/1986

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    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Meridian, Mississippi, USA

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    • Alvin worked for the Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations, a WPA project at Columbia University. He wrote 26 playlets - each being an exposition of the contributions of the many racial groups contributing to the culture of the United States.

    • Alvin Childress was a pre-med student at Rust College in holly Springs, Mississippi, graduating with a B.A. in 1931 before going to New York and performing on Broadway.

    • In 1931, Alvin made his film debut in the film Hell's Alley.

    • Alvin played New Yorkers and Out-Of-Towners in the broadway comedy Two On An Island from January 22nd, 1940 - April 13th, 1940.

    • Alvin's first wife was American playwright, actor, and author Alice Childress. He was later married to an RN named Sophie Childress.

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