Lorenzo Tucker

Lorenzo Tucker

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lorenzo Tucker (June 27, 1907 - August 19, 1986), known as the "Black Valentino," was an African-American stage and screen actor who played the romantic lead in the early black films of Oscar Micheaux. Born in Philadelphia, Tucker started acting at Temple University where he was a student. Tucker also appeared early in his career with Bessie Smith on cross-country tours. From 1926 to 1946, Tucker appeared in 18 of Micheaux's films, including When Men Betray (1928); Wages of Sin (1929); Easy Street (1930); Harlem Big Show, Veiled Aristocrats (1932); Ten Minutes To Live (1932); Harlem After Midnight (1934); Temptation (1935); and Underworld (1937). He became known as the "Black Valentino" because of his good looks and role as the romantic lead in the early black cinema.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135960881
  • 9786135960884