Eugene Jackson


Born: Buffalo, New York, USA


Eugene Jackson gained fame as Farinas older brother, Pineapple, in six of Hal Roachs Our Gang serials - The Mysterious Mystery, The Big Town, Circus Fever, Dog Days, The Love Bug and Shootin Injuns. Besides films he sang and danced on the vaudeville circuit - billed as Hollywoods most famous colored kid star. Most of his film roles were bit parts, most uncredited. He did appear as Diahann Carrolls Uncle Lou on TVs Julia and Redd Foxxs friend on Sanford and Son. In later years he taught dance at studios he started in Compton and Pasadena. He trained several performers in the 1959 film Porgy and Bess. His work was featured in a dance retrospective for the 1993 Los Angeles Festival.

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