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Oscar Micheaux

Film Director / Novelist / Writer / Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 01/02/1884 († 67, 03/25/1951) | Metropolis, IL
Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (US: (listen); January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an African-American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company was the first movie company owned and controlled by black filmmakers, Micheaux is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, a prominent producer of race film, and has been described as "the most successful African-American filmmaker of the first half of the 20th century". He produced both silent films and sound films when the industry changed to incorporate speaking actors. ()
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Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (US pronunciation: i/ˈɒskə.mɪˈʃoʊ/; January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an American author, filmdirector and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Micheaux Book & Film Company produced some films, he is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, the most successful African-American filmmaker of the first half of the twentieth century[1] and the most prominent producer of race films.[2] He produced both silent films and "talkies" after the industry changed to incorporate speaking actors.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Music

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Awards & Nominations for Oscar Micheaux

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame

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Movies with Oscar Micheaux as Crew(45)

Directing/Director2019 Birthright
Writing/Writer2019 Birthright
Directing/Director2019 Uncle Jasper's Will
Directing/Director1948 The Betrayal
Directing/Director1940 The Notorious Elinor Lee
Writing/Writer1940 The Notorious Elinor Lee
Production/Producer1940 The Notorious Elinor Lee
Directing/Director1939 Birthright
Writing/Screenplay1939 Birthright
Directing/Director1939 Lying Lips
Writing/Writer1939 Lying Lips
Production/Producer1939 Lying Lips
Directing/Director1938 God's Step Children
Writing/Screenplay1938 God's Step Children
Directing/Director1938 Swing!
Directing/Director1937 Underworld
Directing/Director1935 Murder In Harlem
Writing/Writer1935 Murder In Harlem
Directing/Director1935 Temptation
Directing/Director1932 The Girl from Chicago
Writing/Writer1932 The Girl from Chicago
Production/Producer1932 The Girl from Chicago
Directing/Director1932 Ten Minutes to Live
Directing/Director1932 Veiled Aristocrats
Writing/Screenplay1932 Veiled Aristocrats
Directing/Director1931 The Exile
Writing/Writer1931 The Exile
Production/Producer1931 The Exile
Writing/Novel1931 The Exile
Directing/Director1931 The Darktown Revue
Writing/Writer1931 The Darktown Revue
Production/Producer1931 The Darktown Revue
Directing/Director1927 The House Behind the Cedars
Directing/Director1925 Body and Soul
Writing/Screenplay1925 Body and Soul
Production/Producer1925 Body and Soul
Directing/Director1924 Son of Satan
Directing/Director1920 The Brute
Directing/Director1920 Within Our Gates
Writing/Writer1920 Within Our Gates
Production/Producer1920 Within Our Gates
Directing/Director1920 The Symbol of the Unconquered
Production/Producer1920 The Symbol of the Unconquered
Directing/Director1919 The Homesteader

Born: 01/02 1884 (January) in Metropolis
Died: Sunday, 03/25 1951 (March) in Charlotte (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Oscar Micheaux frequently works together with these people:
Carman Newsome (6x, Cast)
Laura Bowman (6x, Actress)
Ethel Moses (5x, Cast)
Alec Lovejoy (5x, Cast)
Lorenzo Tucker (4x, Actor)
Evelyn Preer (4x, Cast)
Columbus Jackson (4x, Cast)
Alice B. Russell (4x, Cast)
Amanda Randolph (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:740937, Added: 11/01/2018, Last updated: 01/18/2020