Roy Glenn

Show Count: 17
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: June 3, 1914 , Pittsburg, Kansas, USA
Died: March 12, 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA

Roy E. Glenn, Sr. (June 3, 1914 – March 12, 1971) was an African-American character actor who was born in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Glenn's career spanned five decades, beginning in radio with shows such as Amos 'n Andy and The Jack Benny Show. He made numerous appearances on television, from its early days until 1970. His first film appearance was in Kelly the Second (1936), followed by Dark Manhattan (1937). His other film credits include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy and Bess(1959), A Raisin in the Sun (1961), with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Claudia McNeil, and a memorable turn as Mr. Prentice (again playing opposite Poitier) in the 1967 feature film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Roy Glenn's last big screen appearance was inSupport Your Local Gunfighter (1971).

Glenn died in Los Angeles, California at the age of 56.

Source: Wikipedia

Beulah Show, TheBeulah Show, The
Show Count: 16
Broadcast History: 2 July 1945 to 17 March 1946, 24 February 1947 to 20 August 1947, 24 November 1947 to 10 April 1953 and 28 September 1953 to 28 May 1954
Sponsor: Procter & Gamble, General Foods, General Motors
Cast: Lois Corbett, Marlin Hurt, Hattie McDaniel, Lillian Randolph, Amanda Randolph, Hugh Studebaker, Mary Jane Croft, Henry Blair, Ruby Dandridge, Ernie Whitman, Sammy Ogg, Bob Corley, Butterfly McQueen, Nicodemus Stewart, Roy Glenn, Jess Kirkpatrick, John Brown, Louise Beavers, Vivian Dandridge, Dorothy Dandridge
Director: Tom McKnight, Steve Hatos
Producer: Helen Mack, Tom McKnight, Steve Hatos
An American situation-comedy series that ran on CBS Radio from 1945 to 1954, and on ABC Television from 1950 to 1952. The show is notable for being the first sitcom to star an African American actress.
Broadcast: 31st December 1950
Added: Jan 10 2010
Broadcast: 16th March 1958
Added: Feb 24 2011
Broadcast: 15th March 1954
Added: Jun 06 2009
Broadcast: 14th April 1952
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Broadcast: 16th December 1956
Added: Dec 20 2010
Broadcast: 25th August 1957
Added: Sep 11 2012
Broadcast: 24th August 1952
Added: Oct 08 2010