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Ralph Cooper

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  • Birthday: Jan 16, 1908
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  • Ralph Cooper was an actor and emcee who gained renown as the founder of the Apollo Theater's famous Amateur Night where such luminaries as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and others got their start. He started the show in 1934. Cooper also worked as an actor in Hollywood films during the '30s and as a producer of films especially geared toward African American audiences. In 1984, he was a special consultant to Francis Ford Coppola on The Cotton Club (1984).

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No Score Yet Treasures of Black Cinema Actor 2005
No Score Yet Gang War Bob 'Killer' Meade 1940
No Score Yet The Duke Is Tops Duke Davis 1938
No Score Yet Lloyds of London Actor 1936

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