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Nick Stewart [Nicodemus]

  • Highest Rated: 88% Hollywood Shuffle (1982)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Song of the South (1946)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though moral dilemma initially left actor Nick Stewart slightly uncomfortable about his decision to portray Lightnin' on the Amos and Andy show, the role shot the actor to superstardom, providing him with ample funding to found his labor of love, the Los Angeles Ebony Showcase Theater, a theater which shattered stereotypes by providing black artists a medium to create meaningful, serious-minded drama.A native of Harlem, NY, Stewart initiated his show-business career as a multi-talented entertainer in such legendary institutions as the Hoofer's Club and the Cotton Club. Stewarts' film career was given a thankful boost when Mae West cast him in the role of Nicodemus in the classic Go West, Young Man (1936). A noted radio performer throughout the 1940s, Stewart would go on to find fame in such popular films as She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) and Carmen Jones (1954), though it was Disney's infamous take on the tales of Joel Chandler Harris, Song of the South (1946) (in the voice-role of Br'er Bear), that left an audible impression on many audiences of the era.Though Stewart appeared regularly in film throughout the 1940s and '50s, his roles would decline in consistency through the '70s and '80s, taking minor roles in such films as Silver Streak and Hollywood Shuffle. Nick Stewart died at his son's Los Angeles home at the age of 90.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

88% Hollywood Shuffle Cookie's Father 1982
83% Silver Streak Shoe Shiner 1976
69% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Truck Driver 1963
No Score Yet Flame of the Islands Willie 1955
80% Carmen Jones Dink Franks 1954
No Score Yet The Voice of the Turtle Elevator Boy 1947
No Score Yet Down to Earth Porter 1947
50% Song of the South Brer Bear 1946
No Score Yet Night and Day Waiter 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Ninety-Eight 1946
No Score Yet Night Train to Memphis Porter 1946
No Score Yet Dakota Nicodemus 1945
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Other Porter 1945
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader Willie Winters 1945
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Lt. Reynolds, USAF 1944
No Score Yet Stormy Weather Chauffeur 1943
No Score Yet My Son, the Hero Nicodemus 1943
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man Nicodemus 1936

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Orthodox Priest
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Museum Guard
  • 1969

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