Roy Glenn

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Roy Glenn
Born Roy E. Glenn, Sr.
(1914-06-03)June 3, 1914
Pittsburg, Kansas, U.S.
Died March 12, 1971(1971-03-12) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1936-1971

Roy E. Glenn, Sr. (June 3, 1914 – March 12, 1971) was an African-American character actor who was born in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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Glenn's career spanned five decades, beginning in radio with shows such as Amos 'n Andy and The Jack Benny Show. He made numerous appearances on television, from its early days until 1970. His first film appearance was in Kelly the Second (1936), followed by Dark Manhattan (1937). His other film credits include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Carmen Jones (1954), Porgy and Bess (1959), A Raisin in the Sun (1961), with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Claudia McNeil, and a memorable turn as Mr. Prentice (again playing opposite Poitier) in the 1967 feature film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Roy Glenn's last big screen appearance was in Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971).

Glenn died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 56, due to cardiovascular disease.

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