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Eugene Jackson

Highest Rated:   88% The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Lowest Rated:   53% Cimarron (1931)
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Rising to fame as Pineapple in Hal Roach's Our Gang shorts in the mid-1920s, comic child actor Eugene Jackson performed in vaudeville in addition to his film work, and later continued to work alongside such comic icons as Redd Foxx. Born in Buffalo, NY, in 1916, Jackson got his break in show business while performing the shimmy for a bag of groceries at Central Avenue's Rosebud Theater in 1923. Winning the competition for three weeks in a row, his mother recognized the youngster's talents and soon took him to Hollywood to attempt a career in the entertainment industry. Soon signed to a two-year contract by Roach (who dubbed the child Pineapple due to his afro-frizz), Jackson made his Our Gang debut in The Mysterious Mystery! Later working for Mack Sennett and alongside Mary Pickford, Jackson made a successful transition into talkies with his role in the 1928 musical Hearts in Dixie, and toured in vaudeville when adolescence took hold. Later turning up on television in both Julia and Sanford and Son, the former child-star published a biography titled Eugene Pineapple Jackson: His Own Story in 1998. Jackson also established studios in both Compton and Pasadena, where he taught dance. Eugene Jackson died of a heart attack in Compton, CA, on October 26, 2001. He was 84.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hearts In Dixie
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Wanderlei Silva Greatest Hits
  • Actor
2006
60% The Addams Family
  • One-Armed Bass Player
1991
88% The Long, Hot Summer
  • Waiter
1958
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Piccaninny
1957
No Score Yet Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, (Summer Lightning)
  • Stable Hand
1948
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly
  • Jackson
1943
67% Reap the Wild Wind
  • Dr. Jepson's Boy
1942
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • James Smith
1938
No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses
  • Eight Ball
1937
No Score Yet The Lonely Trail
  • Dancer
1936
No Score Yet Man of the Frontier
  • Iodine
1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage
  • Bit Role
1936
No Score Yet Guns and Guitars
  • Eightball
1936
No Score Yet The Cowboy Creed
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Eightballl
1935
No Score Yet Sporting Blood
  • Sammy
1931
53% Cimarron
  • Isaiah
1931
No Score Yet Dixiana
  • Cupid
1930
No Score Yet Little Annie Rooney
  • Humidor
1925
No Score Yet The Return of Our Gang
  • Actor
1925

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