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Dean of American black actors. A
Corsicana native, Rex (Clifford) Ingram was the son of Mack and Mamie
Ingram. He graduated from Northwestern University before launching his
brilliant acting career, which spanned 50 years. Ingram made his screen
debut during the era of silent movies in a 1918 "Tarzan" film.
He won widespread acclaim for his famous portrayal of "De Lawd"
in the 1936 film "Green Pastures." Ingram also appeared on the
Broadway stage and in several television productions, bringing his skill
and dignity to every performance. He died and was buried in California.
Location: Eastside Community Center, East 5th Ave,
Navarro County Texas