James Edwards

James Edwards

Highest Rated: 100% The Phenix City Story (1955)

Lowest Rated: 7% CBGB (2013)

Birthday: Mar 6, 1918

Birthplace: Not Available

African American leading man James Edwards came to acting by way of a near-tragedy. Seriously injured in an accident while serving in World War II, Edwards went through a painful convalescence as surgeons completely restructured his face. His vocal chords were also severely damaged, and it was suggested by his doctors that Edwards take elocution lessons to restore his voice. Upon recovering, Edwards decided to celebrate his "rebirth" by becoming an actor. After touring in the stage production Deep are the Roots, Edwards made his film debut as a boxer in RKO's The Set-Up (1949). He was starred in his next film, Home of the Brave (1949), appropriately cast as a wounded soldier. James Edwards' last film was the 1970 Best Picture winner Patton, starring George C. Scott; he died on January 4, 1970.

Highest Rated Movies



7% CBGB Psychotic Fan 2013
69% Opal Dream Court Clerk 2006
No Score Yet Legend of the Northwest Actor 1978
No Score Yet Doomsday Voyage Coast Guard Officer 1972
94% Patton Sgt. William George Meeks 1970
94% Coogan's Bluff Jackson 1968
10% The Sandpiper Larry Brant 1965
96% The Manchurian Candidate Cpl. Melvin 1962
No Score Yet Blood and Steel George 1959
No Score Yet Anna Lucasta Eddie 1959
83% Pork Chop Hill Cpl. Jurgens 1959
No Score Yet Tarzan's Fight for Life Futa 1958
No Score Yet Fraulein Corp. S. Hanks 1958
89% Men in War Killian 1957
No Score Yet Battle Hymn Lt. Maples 1957
98% The Killing Black Man 1956
100% The Phenix City Story Zeke Ward 1955
92% The Caine Mutiny Whittaker 1954
No Score Yet The Joe Louis Story Chappie Blackburn 1953
83% The Member of the Wedding Honey Camden Brown 1952
No Score Yet Bright Victory Joe Morgan 1951
100% The Steel Helmet Cpl. Thompson 1951
83% Home of the Brave Private Peter Moss 1949
88% The Set-Up Luther Hawkins 1949


No Score Yet The Fugitive
Smith 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Convict Ed 1956


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