|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1907|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1986|
Los Angeles County
Known as the "Black Valentino," Lorenzo Tucker, was an African-American stage and screen actor who played the romantic lead in the early black independant films of Oscar Micheaux. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, to parents John and Virginia Lee Tucker. In the 1920's he appeared in such black films as ''Wages of Sin,'' ''Harlem Big Show,'' ''Veiled Aristocrats'' and ''Reet, Petite and Gone.'' Mr. Tucker also appeared with Paul Robeson in ''The Emperor Jones'' in 1933. During World War II, he served as a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps in Europe. Mr. Tucker died in Los Angeles, California in 1986 after a long bout with lung cancer.
Riverside National Cemetery
Plot: Section 19, Site 2661
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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You sir, were one of the great ones, thanks for being a part of film history.|
Added: Apr. 26, 2015
Added: Jan. 25, 2015
I just read about Mr. Tucker while reading about Oscar Micheaux, the film director of the silent film era and beyond. Mr. Tucker was one of Mr. Micheaux's leading men in many of his films. In fact, he was billed as the "black Valentino" I hope he lived ...(Read more)|
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