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Clarence Muse

Clarence Muse (October 14, 1889 – October 13, 1979) was an actor, screenwriter, director, composer, and lawyer. He was inducted in the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1973. Muse was the first Negro to "star" in a film. He acted for more than sixty years appearing in more than 150 movies.

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Oct 14, 1889 In Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hearts in Dixie 1929-01-02
Latest Project:
Movie The Black Stallion 1979-10-13
Known For
Poster of The Racket Man
Poster of Sporting Blood
Poster of Dirigible
Poster of Honey
Movie The Black Stallion Snoe 1979-10-13
Movie Passing Through 1977-01-01
Movie Car Wash Shoe Shine 'Snapper' 1976-10-22
Movie A Dream for Christmas Donald Freeland 1973-12-24
Movie Buck and the Preacher Cudjo 1972-03-17
Movie Porgy and Bess Peter 1959-06-24
Movie She Couldn't Say No Diaper Delivery Man 1954-02-15
Movie Jamaica Run Mose 1953-04-21
Movie The Sun Shines Bright Uncle Zack 1953-05-02
Movie The Las Vegas Story Train Porter (uncredited) 1952-01-30
Movie Caribbean Quashy 1952-09-01
Movie Apache Drums Jehu 1951-04-01
Movie My Forbidden Past Pompey 1951-04-25
Movie Katie Did It Mose 1951-04-01
Movie Riding High Whitey 1950-04-12
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Great Dan Patch Voodoo 1949-07-22
Movie An Act of Murder Mr. Pope 1948-12-05
Movie Unconquered Jason 1947-10-10
Movie My Favorite Brunette Second Man on Death Row (uncredited) 1947-03-19
Movie Welcome Stranger Clarence, Train Waiter (uncredited) 1947-06-13
Movie Two Smart People Train Porter 1946-06-04
Movie Jungle Queen Kyba 1945-01-22
Movie Without Love Train Porter 1945-03-22
Movie Scarlet Street Ben - Bank Janitor (uncredited) 1945-12-25
Movie She Wouldn't Say Yes Porter (uncredited) 1945-11-29
Movie The Racket Man George the Butler 1944-01-18
Movie Jam Session Henry 1944-04-13
Movie The Soul of a Monster Entertainer (uncredited) 1944-08-17
Movie In the Meantime, Darling Henry 1944-09-22
Movie The Sky's the Limit Colonial Club Doorman (uncredited) 1943-07-13
Movie Sherlock Holmes in Washington George 1943-03-24
Movie Honeymoon Lodge Porter 1943-07-23
Movie Flesh and Fantasy Jeff (uncredited) 1943-10-29
Movie Heaven Can Wait Jasper (uncredited) 1943-08-05
Movie Johnny Come Lately Butler 1943-09-03
Movie Twin Beds George 1942-04-30
Movie The Talk of the Town Supreme Court Doorkeeper (uncredited) 1942-08-20
Movie Tough as They Come Eddie 1942-06-05
Movie Invisible Ghost Evans the Butler 1941-04-25
Movie Adam Had Four Sons Sam (uncredited) 1941-03-27
Movie Kisses for Breakfast Old Jeff 1941-07-05
Movie Love Crazy Robert - Hat Check Man at Party 1941-05-23
Movie The Flame of New Orleans Samuel, Carriage Driver 1941-07-07
Movie Belle Starr Bootblack in Saloon 1941-09-12
Movie Gentleman from Dixie Jupe 1941-09-02
Movie Sporting Blood Jeff 1940-07-11
Movie Maryland Reverend Bitters 1940-07-19
Movie Alice in Movieland Train Porter 1940-03-03
Movie Broken Strings Arthur Williams 1940-01-01
Movie Chad Hanna Henry Prince 1940-12-25
Movie Murder Over New York Butler 1940-12-13
Movie That Gang of Mine Ben 1940-09-23
Movie Way Down South Uncle Caton 1939-07-21
Movie Spirit of Youth Frankie Walburn 1938-04-01
Movie The Toy Wife Brutus 1938-06-10
Movie Prison Train Train Steward / Sam 1938-10-17
Movie High Hat Congo MacRosenbloom 1937-01-01
Movie Jungle Menace Lightning 1937-09-01
Movie Mysterious Crossing Lincoln 1936-12-27
Movie Muss 'em Up William 1936-02-13
Movie Spendthrift Restaurant Table Captain 1936-07-22
Movie Alias Mary Dow 'Rufe' 1935-05-01
Movie Red Hot Tires Bud's Truck Partner 1935-02-02
Movie After the Dance Cook 1935-06-25
Movie Harmony Lane Old Joe 1935-10-22
Movie O'Shaughnessy's Boy Jeff 1935-09-27
Movie So Red the Rose Cato 1935-12-20
Movie The Personality Kid Shamrock 1934-06-06
Movie Massacre Sam 1934-01-20
Movie A Very Honorable Guy Black Man 1934-04-18
Movie Operator 13 Slave at Medicine Show (uncredited) 1934-06-08
Movie Black Moon 'Lunch' McClaren 1934-06-15
Movie Broadway Bill Whitey 1934-11-30
Movie Kid Millions Native (uncredited) 1934-11-10
Movie From Hell to Heaven Sam 1933-02-24
Movie Laughter in Hell Abraham Jackson 1933-01-12
Movie The Mind Reader Sam 1933-04-01
Movie Flying Down to Rio Caddy in Haiti (uncredited) 1933-12-22
Movie The Life of Jimmy Dolan Masseur 1933-06-03
Movie Night World Tim Washington, the Doorman 1932-05-04
Movie Attorney for the Defense Jefferson Q. Leffingwell 1932-05-21
Movie Lena Rivers Curfew 1932-03-27
Movie The Wet Parade Taylor Tibbs 1932-03-26
Movie Is My Face Red? Horatio 1932-06-17
Movie The Woman from Monte Carlo Tombeau 1932-01-09
Movie Prestige Nham 1932-01-22
Movie Winner Take All Rosebud, the Trainer 1932-07-16
Movie The Death Kiss Shoeshine Man 1932-12-05
Movie The Cabin in the Cotton A Blind Negro 1932-09-26
Movie Washington Merry-Go-Round Clarence 1932-10-15
Movie Blonde Venus Charlie, the Bartender (unconfirmed) 1932-09-23
Movie Big City Blues Nightclub Singer (uncredited) 1932-09-18
Movie Huckleberry Finn Jim 1931-08-07
Movie Dirigible Clarence 1931-04-04
Movie The Fighting Sheriff Curfew 1931-05-15
Movie Secret Service Jonas Polk 1931-11-14
Movie Safe in Hell Newcastle 1931-12-12
Movie The Secret Witness Jeff - Building Janitor 1931-12-31
Movie X Marks the Spot Eustace Brown 1931-12-13
Movie Honey Black Revivalist 1930-03-29
Movie Swing High Singer 1930-05-18
Movie The Thoroughbred Stablehand 1930-08-09
Movie Rain or Shine Nero 1930-08-15
Movie Hearts in Dixie Nappus 1929-01-02
Movie Election Day Farina's father 1929-01-12
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