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Alvin Childress
Birth: Sep. 10, 1907
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1986
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he was an African American actor fondly remembered for the role of cabdriver Amos Jones on the popular TV series "Amos 'n' Andy" in the early 1950s. He began his career on the New York stage in 1931 and made his feature film debut in "Hell's Alley" (1931). His other film credits included "Anna Lucasta" (1958), "High Time" (1960), "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" (1974), "Dark Town Strutters" (1975) and "The Main Event" (1979). For television, he also appeared as regular on the "Sanford and Son", "The Jeffersons", "Perry Mason" and "Good Times". He died at age 78 in Inglewood, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Beatrice C. Windham (1882 - 1969)

Cause of death: Diabetes
 
Burial:
National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery
Hyattsville
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 22, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6107382
Alvin Childress
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Alvin Childress
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Bless you
- chris graziano
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
You guys were the best. As a boy I loved watching Amos and Andy. I only wish there were more like you today.
- Phil Anninos
 Added: Apr. 19, 2016
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