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Lorenzo Tucker
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1907
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1986
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

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.



 
 
Burial:
Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Section 19, Site 2661
 
Maintained by: Andie Parrish
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3855013
Lorenzo Tucker
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Lorenzo Tucker
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Lorenzo Tucker
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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)
- Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 13, 2013

- Andie Parrish
 Added: May. 19, 2011
With love you are remembered.
- Andie Parrish
 Added: Feb. 6, 2011
 
 
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