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Dudley Dickerson

  • Highest Rated: 100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
  • Birthday: Nov 27, 1906
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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
86% 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
63% 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
83% 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
89% Shall We Dance Singer 1937
81% The Green Pastures Ham 1936

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
The Cook Pullman Porter
  • 1956
  • 1949
  • 1947
  • 1940

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