Jester J. Hairston

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Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Belews Creek, NC
Death Date
Jan 18, 2000 (98)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1901
Birthplace
Belews Creek, NC
Death Date
Jan 18, 2000 (98)

About

Composer and actor who rose to mainstream fame for portraying Collie Forbes on the TV sitcom Amen.

Before Fame

He worked as a choir conductor for various choirs on Broadway.

Trivia

"Mary's Boy Child" was his Christmas jingle, one of the very few to be written by an African American and be accepted.

Family Life

He married Isabelle Margaret Swanigan in 1912.

Associated With

He was in Family Matters with Jaleel White.