Alvin Childress, actor from the Delta
*Alvin Childress was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American Actor.
From Meridian, Mississippi., he is mainly know for his character Amos in the television series Amos 'n' Andy. His other TV and film credits include: Sister, Sister (1982) (TV). Mister Jacobs; Main Event, (1979), Man in Gym; Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, (1976); Horace, Owner of Black Crackers; Eleanor and Franklin (1976) (TV); Darktown Strutters (1975); Get Down and Boogie (1975); Day of the Locust, The (1975), Butler; Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Janitor; Banyon (1971) (TV), Mr. Clayton; The Man in the Net, (1959) (uncredited), Alonzo; Anna Lucasta (1958), Noah; "Amos 'n' Andy" (1951) TV Series, Amos Jones; Keep Punching (1939). Guest Appearances (TV) "Good Times" (1974), "Reverend Gordon" "Sanford and Son" (1972), "Minister," and "Perry Mason" (1957), "Janitor" in "Case of the Tragic Trophy,
Alvin Childress died on April 19, 1986 in Inglewood, California of Parkinson's disease.
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