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Ivan Dixon

Highest Rated:   100% A Patch of Blue (2000)
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Forceful African American leading man Ivan Dixon first commanded notice from theatergoers for his performance in the 1957 Broadway play The Cave Dwellers. He entered films as Sidney Poiter's double and stand-in with Something of Value (1957) and The Defiant Ones (1958), ultimately sharing scenes with Poitier in Porgy and Bess (1959) and Raisin in the Sun (1961). In 1964's Nothing But a Man, Dixon starred as Duff Anderson, an irresponsible Alabama railroad worker whose late-blooming maturity forms the nucleus of the film. Dixon's TV work includes the role of Kinchloe on the POW sitcom Hogan's Heroes and his Emmy-nominated starring role on the 1967 dramatic special The Private War of Olly Winter. In his later years, Ivan Dixon remained active as a director and a performer: he helmed the theatrical features Trouble Man (1972) and The Spook Who Sat By the Door (1992), such TV movies as Love is Not Enough and Percy and Thunder, and several episodes of the TV adventure series Hawaiian Heat (1984). Dixon died at age 76 in March 2008.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% A Patch of Blue
  • Mark Ralfe
2000
No Score Yet Percy and Thunder
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
  • Judge
1986
86% Car Wash
  • Lonnie
1976
No Score Yet Fer-de-Lance
  • Joe Voit
1974
67% The Spook Who Sat by the Door
  • Producer
1973
No Score Yet Trouble Man
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
  • Sgt. Jones
1970
95% Nothing But a Man
  • Duff Anderson
$9.7k 1963
No Score Yet Battle at Bloody Beach
  • Tiger Blair
1961
100% A Raisin in the Sun
  • Asagai
1961
83% Porgy and Bess
  • Jim
1959
No Score Yet Something of Value (Africa Ablaze)
  • Lathela
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Director
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Bolie Jackson Rev. Anderson
  • 1964
  • 1960

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