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Dudley Dickerson

Highest Rated:   100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
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Like most African-American performers of his generation, comic actor Dudley Dickerson played more than his fair share of Pullman porters, bell-boys, waiters, and shoe-shine boys. But from the late '30s until the mid-'50s, Dickerson was the most prominent black actor working in two-reel comedies. Contracted by Columbia's short subject department, the roly-poly supporting comic brought a refreshing energy to his portrayals of, yes, Pullman porters, shoe-shine boys, and the always demeaning "frightened Negro domestic." Closer in type to Mantan Moreland than Stepin Fetchit, Dickerson was especially good opposite Charley Chase in His Bridal Fright (1940) and the Three Stooges in A-Plumbing We Will Go (1940). Dickerson played a Pullman porter once again in his final film The Alligator People (1959), after which he concentrated on television work. The veteran comic died of cerebral thrombosis.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Alligator People
  • Porter
1959
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
  • Porter
1953
83% The Sniper
  • Cleaner
1952
No Score Yet Between Midnight and Dawn
  • Garbage Man
1950
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction
  • Waiter
1950
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling
  • Porter
1949
71% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend
  • Pullman Porter
1949
70% Knock on Any Door
  • Man
1949
No Score Yet It Had to Be You
  • Porter
1947
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Chauffeur
1947
No Score Yet I'll Be Yours
  • Porter
1947
67% Dead Reckoning
  • Waiter
1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Red Cap
1946
No Score Yet Dangerous Money
  • Big Ben
1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes
  • Waiter
1945
No Score Yet Criminals Within
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Kid Dynamite
  • Scruno's Dad
1943
No Score Yet George Washington Slept Here
  • Porter
1942
No Score Yet In This Our Life
  • Waiter
1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Red Cap
1942
No Score Yet Lady for a Night
  • Specialty Dancer
1942
80% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Porter
1942
No Score Yet Criminals Within
  • Sam Dillingham
1941
No Score Yet Some Like It Hot (Rhythm Romance)
  • Sam
1939
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve
  • Bootblack
1937
88% Shall We Dance
  • Singer
1937
86% The Green Pastures
  • Ham
1936

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