James Edwards (actor)
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Edwards in the 1953 film, The Joe Louis Story.
|Born||James Johnson Edwards
March 6, 1918
Muncie, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||January 4, 1970
San Diego, California, U.S.
Cause of death
|Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Indiana, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Everdinne Edwards (?-1970) (his death)|
James Edwards (March 6, 1918 – January 4, 1970) was an American actor in films and television. His most famous role was as Private Peter Moss in the 1949 film Home of the Brave, in which he portrayed an African American soldier experiencing racist prejudice while serving in the South Pacific during World War II.
Other notable roles were in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956) and John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Edwards was prolific on TV in the 1960s, playing character roles in various series such as Peter Gunn, The Fugitive, Burke's Law, Dr. Kildare and Mannix, before his death of a heart attack at the age of 51.
- The Set-Up (1949)
- Home of the Brave (1949)
- The Steel Helmet (1951)
- Bright Victory (1951)
- The Member Of The Wedding (1952)
- The Caine Mutiny (1954)
- The Phenix City Story (1955)
- The Killing (1956)
- Battle Hymn (1957)
- Men in War (1957)
- Fräulein (1958)
- Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)
- Pork Chop Hill (1959)
- The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
- The Sandpiper (1965)
- Coogan's Bluff (1968)
- Patton (1970)
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