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John Lester Johnson

  • Birth 13 Aug 1893 Suffolk, Suffolk City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 27 Mar 1968 West Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 7483066

Actor and Boxer. He starred in the Our Gang 1933 classic "The Kid From Borneo" as 'Bumbo.' He was a bit part actor in the 1920s through 1940s. He was also a heavyweight boxer who fought in the first integrated professional boxing event on July 13, 1916, against then unknown opponent Jack Dempsey.

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  • Originally Created by: T North
  • Added: 24 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7483066
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lester Johnson (13 Aug 1893–27 Mar 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7483066, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .