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Frederick O'Neal

Frederick O'Neal

Highest Rated: 50% Something of Value (1957)

Lowest Rated: 44% Anna Lucasta (1958)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1905

Birthplace: Brooksville, Mississippi, USA

A veteran black American stage actor who also worked in film and TV, Frederick O'Neal had his greatest impact on the industry as a union leader: he was president emeritus of Actors' Equity Association and Associated Actors and Artistes of America. O'Neal was also a major figure in the black theater in New York City and London, where he founded and organized several theater companies and cultural organizations. The American Negro Theater, which O'Neal co-founded, gave a start to the careers of Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier. O'Neal's feature credits include Elia Kazan's "Pinky" (1949), Richard Brooks' "Something of Value" (1958), "Anna Lucasta" (1958), and Ossie Davis' "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970). O'Neal was also a regular on the 1960s cop sitcom, "Car 54, Where Are You?."

Highest rated movies

50% Something of Value
44% Anna Lucasta

Photos

PINKY, Jeanne Crain, Nina Mae McKinney, Frederick O'Neal, 1949, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. TARZAN'S PERIL, Dorothy Dandridge, Frederick O'Neal, James Moultrie, 1951 SOMETHING OF VALUE, Wendy Hiller, Frederick O'Neal, Sidney Poitier, 1957 TAKE A GIANT STEP, Frederick O'Neal, Johnny Nash, 1959 ANNA LUCASTA, Frederick O'Neal, Isabel Cooley, 1958 PINKY, Griff Barnett, Frederick O'Neal, Jeanne Crain, 1949, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. PINKY, Arthur Hunnicutt, Jeanne Crain, Robert Osterloh, Frederick O'Neal, Nina Mae McKinney, 1949, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. SOMETHING OF VALUE, Frederick O'Neal, Juano Hernandez, Sidney Poitier, 1957 PINKY, Ethel Waters, Frederick O'Neal, Jeanne Crain, 1949, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free, White and 21 Ernie Jones (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 14% The Sins of Rachel Cade Buderga (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 87% Take a Giant Step Lem "Daddy" Scott (Character) - 1959
44% 82% Anna Lucasta Frank (Character) - 1958
50% 48% Something of Value Adam Marenga (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Tribal Spokesman (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Car 54, Where Are You? Officer Wallace (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961