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Rex Ingram ACTOR

Rex Ingram was born on October 20th, 1895 in Cairo, Illinois born to Mack and Mamie Ingram.  After high school he enrolled at Northwestern University and graduated with a degree in medicine.

However, instead of staying in the medical field, Ingram had a change of heart and chose to pursue a career as an actor.  In 1918, he made his film debut in, "Tarzan of the Apes" starring Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, George B. French and Eugene Pallette, Colin Kenny, True Boardman, Kathleen Kirkham and Gordon Griffith and over the next fifty years he would remain involved in the industry as a film and television actor.  Rex Ingram received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.
Some of his more well known film appearances included, "The Green Pastures" (1936) co-starring Oscar Polk, Al Stokes, Edna Mae Harris, Frank Wilson and Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1939) starring Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Minor Watson, Elisabeth Risdon, Lynne Carver, Jo Ann Sayers and Victor Kilian, "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940) Sabu Dastigar, also Conrad Veidt, John Justin, Morton Selten, Miles Malleson, Mary Morris and June Duprez, "The Talk of the Town" (1942) starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Emma Dunn, Tom Tyler, Charles Dingle, Don Beddoe, Leonid Kinskey and Glenda Farrell, "Sahara" (1943) starring alongside Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Nugent, Lloyd Bridges, Kurt Kreuger, John Wengraf and Dan Duryea, "Cabin in the Sky" (1943) also starring Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Kenneth Lee Spencer, Lena Horne, Todd Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Dooley Wilson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, "Hurry Sundown" (1967) starring Jane Fonda and Michael Caine, John Phillip Law, Diahann Carroll, Faye Dunaway, Robert Hooks, Burgess Meredith, Beah Richards, Luke Askew, George Kennedy, Robert Reed, Madeleine Sherwood, Frank Converse, Jim Backus and his final film role in 1968 on, "Journey to Shiloh" starring with James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Harrison Ford, Brenda Scott, Albert Popwell, Jan-Michael Vincent and Robert Pine.
Along with his film work he also worked as a stage actor and appeared on Broadway numerous times.  Towards the later part of his career he made occasional television appearances on such series as, "Climax!", "Ramar of the Jungle", "The Law & Mr. Jones", "Black Saddle", "Sam Benedict", "The Rifleman", "The Brighter Day", "I Spy", "Branded", "Daktari", "Gunsmoke" and his final television appearance was on, "The Bill Cosby Show" in 1969.

Rex Ingram married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Francine Everett from 1936 through 1939.  He then married a lady by the name of Dena and they remained together until he passed away on September 19th, 1969 in Hollywood, California after suffering from a heart attack.  His remains are interred in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. 


1969         The Bill Cosby Show 
1969         Gunsmoke 
1968         Journey to Shiloh
1967-1968     Cowboy in Africa
1967-1968     Daktari
1967         Hurry Sundown
1966         Branded 
1965         I Spy 
1964         Your Cheatin' Heart
1964         Breaking Point 
1962         The Brighter Day 
1962         The Lloyd Bridges Show 
1962         The Dick Powell Theatre
1962         Sam Benedict 
1961         The Rifleman 
1960         The Law and Mr. Jones
1960         Desire in the Dust
1960         Elmer Gantry
1959         Watusi
1959         Black Saddle 
1958         Anna Lucasta
1958         Escort West
1958         God's Little Acre
1958         Whirlybirds 
1957         Hell on Devil's Island
1957         Crossroads
1956         Climax! 
1956         Congo Crossing
1955         Kraft Theatre 
1955         Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
1952-1954     Ramar of the Jungle 
1948         Moonrise
1946         John Henry and the Inky-Poo
1945         Adventure
1945         A Thousand and One Nights
1944         Dark Waters
1944         Package for Jasper
1943         Fired Wife
1943         Sahara
1943         Cabin in the Sky
1942         The Talk of the Town
1941         The Gay Knighties 
1940         The Thief of Bagdad
1939         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1936         The Green Pastures
1934         Harlem After Midnight
1933         Emperor Jones
1929         The Four Feathers
1927         The King of Kings
1923         The Ten Commandments
1918         Salome
1918         Tarzan of the Apes

Matinee Classics - Cabin in the Sky starring Ethel Waters, Eddie ' Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Mantan Moreland, Willie Best, Butterfly McQueen, Nick Stewart and Duke Ellington
Matinee Classics - The Green Pastures starring Abraham Gleaves, Al Stokes, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Edna Mae Harris, Frank Wilson, George Reed, Myrtle Anderson, Oscar Polk, Rex Ingram, James Fuller, George Randol and Ida Forsythe
Matinee Classics - Sahara starring Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Rex Ingram, Richard Nugent, Dan Duryea, Carl Habord and Patrick O'Moore
Matinee Classics - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse starring Rudolph Valentino, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Virginia Warwick, Alan Hale Sr., Mabel Van Buren, Stuart Holmes, John St. Polis, Alice Terry, Mark Fenton, Derek Ghent, Nigel De Brulier, Wallace Beery, Harry Northrup, Bowditch M. Turner, Edward Connelly and Arthur Hoyt

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