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Joel Fluellen

Joel Fluellen was born on December 1, 1907 in Monroe, Louisiana. He was an actor, known for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), The Great White Hope (1970) and Friendly Persuasion (1956). He died on February 2, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. Negro actor who was initially hesitant upon appearing in films due to the limited range of roles available for Negro actors. More than not, he played servile roles (natives, cabbies, waiters, porters). Quite opinionated, he lobbied hard for better parts and working conditions for his fellow Negro performers, and was gratified to see some progress in the early 1970s. Dogged by illness, he committed suicide (by gunshot) at age 82.


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Born:
Dec 1, 1907
Movie/TV Credits:
39
First Appeared:
In the movie White Pongo 1945-11-02
Latest Project:
Series Hill Street Blues 1981-01-15
Known For
Poster of Thomasine & Bushrod
Poster of The Decks Ran Red
Poster of Jungle Gents
Poster of Family Honeymoon
Filmography

Hill Street Blues (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.8 28 votes

Gemini Man (1976)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 3 votes

Man Friday (1975)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Doctor
6.3 5 votes

Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

Western Crime Action Drama
Movie
as Nathaniel

Skin Game (1971)

Action Comedy Western
Movie
as Uncle Abram
6.5 8 votes

The Great White Hope (1970)

Drama
Movie
as Tick
5 4 votes

The Learning Tree (1969)

Drama
Movie
as Uncle Rob
7 2 votes

Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 4 votes

The Mod Squad (1968)

Action Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.6 5 votes

Cimarron Strip (1967)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Tarzan (1966)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
4 2 votes

The Chase (1966)

Thriller Drama Crime
Movie
as Lester Johnson
6.5 34 votes

The Big Valley (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
5.5 4 votes

Gidget (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 5 votes

Laredo (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 2 votes

The Wild Wild West (1965)

Western Drama Comedy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7.9 14 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
3.8 6 votes

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

The Great Adventure (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Sam Benedict (1962)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Bobo
6.9 22 votes

Ben Casey (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 3 votes

My Three Sons (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.2 8 votes

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

Drama War
Movie
as Bragg (uncredited)
7.3 27 votes

The Decks Ran Red (1958)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Pete
6 1 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

Monster from Green Hell (1957)

Science Fiction Horror
Movie
as Arobi
2.3 3 votes

Telephone Time (1956)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Drama War Western
Movie
as Enoch
6.1 20 votes

Duffy of San Quentin (1954)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Bill Lake

Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)

Crime
Movie
as Al
6.7 11 votes

Sitting Bull (1954)

Western
Movie
as Sam
3.9 4 votes

Jungle Gents (1954)

Comedy Mystery
Movie
as Rangori - Witch Doctor

Dragnet (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 6 votes

Family Honeymoon (1948)

Comedy
Movie
as Waiter (uncredited)
6 1 votes

Without Reservations (1946)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Train Waiter
4.9 6 votes

White Pongo (1945)

Adventure Horror
Movie
as Mumbo Jumbo
2.2 3 votes