Roy Glenn

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

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


Glenn's career spanned five decades, beginning in radio with The Amos 'n' Andy Show and The Jack Benny Show. He made numerous appearances from the dawn of television (including many authoritative roles on The Amos 'n' Andy Show, 1951-53)[1] 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), The Sound and the Fury (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 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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