Rex Ingram
(1895-1969)

Died aged c. 74

Rex Ingram (October 20, 1895 – September 19, 1969) was an American stage, film, and television actor.

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Texas Historical Marker #7215

Rex Ingram. Dean of American black actors. A Corsicana native, Rex (Clifford) Ingram was the son of Mack and Mamie Ingram. He graduated from Northwestern University before launching his brilliant acting career, which spanned 50 years. Ingram made his screen debut during the era of silent movies in a 1918 "Tarzan" film. He won widespread acclaim for his famous portrayal of "De Lawd" in the 1936 film "Green Pastures." Ingram also appeared on the Broadway stage and in several television productions, bringing his skill and dignity to every performance. He died and was buried in California. #7215

?, Corsicana, TX, United States where they was born near (1895)