Oscar Micheaux

1884 - 1951

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Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (US: (listen); January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an African-American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Lincoln Motion Picture Company was the first movie company owned and controlled by black filmmakers, Micheaux is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, a prominent producer of race film, and has been described as "the most successful African-American filmmaker of the first half of the 20th century". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Micheaux has received more than 445,808 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Oscar Micheaux is the 6,844th most popular actor, the 10,572nd most popular biography from United States and the 3,495th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Oscar Micheaux ranks 6,844 out of 10,030Before him are Maurice LaMarche, Sasha Roiz, Serena Scott Thomas, Simon Rex, Dean O'Gorman, and Jeff Bennett. After him are Joan Sims, Michael Landes, Nick Moran, Yeardley Smith, Charles Dierkop, and Anya Taylor-Joy.

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Among people born in 1884, Oscar Micheaux ranks 182Before him are Adriaan van Maanen, Andrés Martínez Trueba, Linda Arvidson, Alexander Bustamante, Frank Waller, and Davidson Black. After him are Thomas Blamey, Carlyle Blackwell, David Curtiss Munson, Arthur Edmund Carewe, and Sandy Turnbull. Among people deceased in 1951, Oscar Micheaux ranks 145Before him are Tom Kiely, Mildred Bailey, Ben Chifley, Max Horton, Jack Holt, and Mady Christians. After him is Thomas Blamey.

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Among people born in United States, Oscar Micheaux ranks 10,572 out of 15,968Before him are Melissa Rosenberg (1962), David Ruffin (1941), Ryan Tedder (1979), Thomas Akers (1951), Jean Stafford (1915), and Jeff Bennett (1962). After him are Michael Landes (1972), Vera C. Bushfield (1889), Uri Caine (1956), Martin David Kruskal (1925), Arlen Specter (1930), and Charles Dierkop (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Oscar Micheaux ranks 3,495Before him are Tamara Dobson (1947), Mel Winkler (1941), Michael Angarano (1987), Natalie Schafer (1900), Simon Rex (1974), and Jeff Bennett (1962). After him are Michael Landes (1972), Charles Dierkop (1936), Anya Taylor-Joy (1996), Bill Mumy (1954), Thomas Gomez (1905), and Monte Blue (1887).

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