American actor who had roles in over 210 television shows and films between 1929 and 1950 and was the only African American to ever appear on the popular television series I Love Lucy.
He worked on the KNX radio program The Optimistic Do-Nut Hour.
He played the role of the Head Waiter in the 1931 classic film The Public Enemy.
He was born one of 13 children to former slaves.
He appeared in the 1931 film The Public Enemy starring James Cagney.