James Edwards (actor)

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James Edwards
James Edwards in The Joe Louis Story.jpg
Edwards in the 1953 film, The Joe Louis Story.
Born James Johnson Edwards
(1918-03-06)March 6, 1918
Muncie, Indiana, U.S.
Died January 4, 1970(1970-01-04) (aged 51)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Cause of death
heart attack
Resting place
Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Indiana, U.S.
Years active 1949-1969
Spouse(s) Everdinne Edwards (?-1970) (his death)
Relatives 1 child

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.


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