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Napoleon Whiting (September 21, 1910, Mississippi – October 22, 1984, Los Angeles, California), was an American character actor.
He played many bit parts, often uncredited, as a menial worker such as the African American butler, a stereotypical role. He also appeared as the butler in Giant (1956).
Whiting was best known to television audiences for his work as Silas on The Big Valley, a typecast but highly visible role.