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Willie Best (1916–1962)

Actor | Soundtrack | Music Department

One of the hard-working, unappreciated African-American actors of Hollywood's "Golden Era" who produced good work with what he was given. He starred alongside some of film's great comedians including... read full biography
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May 27, 1916 (died Feb 27, 1962) | 6' 0" (1.83m)
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Released Television (9 titles) Episodes
New Girl (2011)
(TV Series) - Writer ("(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons") (1 episode, 2011) Writer ("(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons") (1 episode, 2011)   See fewer
Wedding (Oct 4, 2011) Season 1, Episode 3 - Writer ("(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons") (uncredited) Writer ("(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons") (uncredited)   See fewer
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Silvestr na prání aneb Cí jsou hory Kavcí (1977)
(TV Movie) - Writer ("I Love you for Sentimental Reasons") Writer ("I Love you for Sentimental Reasons")   See fewer
The Dodge Dancing Party (1958)
(TV Series) - Writer ("For Sentimental Reasons") (1 episode, 1958) Writer ("For Sentimental Reasons") (1 episode, 1958)   See fewer
Halloween (Oct 25, 1958) Season 4, Episode 7 - Writer ("For Sentimental Reasons") Writer ("For Sentimental Reasons")   See fewer
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My Little Margie (1952–1955)
(TV Series) - Charley / Charlie / Charlie the Elevator Operator / Elevator Boy / Willie (34 episodes, 1952) Charley / Charlie / Charlie the Elevator Operator / Elevator Boy / Willie (34 episodes, 1952)   See fewer
Margie's Recipe (Apr 13, 1955) Season 4, Episode 33 - Charley Charley   See fewer
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The Stu Erwin Show (1950–1955)
(TV Series) - Willie (56 episodes, 1950) Willie (56 episodes, 1950)   See fewer
The Pearl Necklace (Apr 6, 1955) Season 4, Episode 25 - Willie (credit only) Willie (credit only)   See fewer
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Waterfront (1954–1955)
(TV Series) - Billy Slocum (30 episodes, 1954) Billy Slocum (30 episodes, 1954)   See fewer
The Rivals (1955) Season 2, Episode 38 - Billy Slocum Billy Slocum   See fewer
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Meet the O'Briens (1954)
(TV Movie) - Willie Willie   See fewer
Racket Squad (1951–1952)
(TV Series) - Janitor / Cleaning Man (2 episodes, 1951) Janitor / Cleaning Man (2 episodes, 1951)   See fewer
The Christmas Caper (Dec 25, 1952) Season 3, Episode 15 - Janitor Janitor   See fewer
The Case of the Widow's Mite (Dec 13, 1951) Season 2, Episode 15 - Cleaning Man Cleaning Man   See fewer
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Mark Saber (1951)
(TV Series) - Actor (1 episode, 1951) Actor (1 episode, 1951)   See fewer
The Case of the Snowman Murder (Dec 21, 1951) Season 1, Episode 12 - Actor Actor   See fewer
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Archive Footage (10 titles)
Dooley's Not Dooby (2018)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Exodus (clip from The Monster Walks (1932)) (archive footage) Exodus (clip from The Monster Walks (1932)) (archive footage)   See fewer
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (1998)
(TV Movie) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993)
(TV Special) - Willie (archive footage) Willie (archive footage)   See fewer
Bob Hope's World of Comedy (1976)
(TV Special) - Tribute Montage (archive footage) Tribute Montage (archive footage)   See fewer
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Hollywood and the Stars (1963)
(TV Series) - Janitor (clip from Feet First (1930)) (1 episode, 1963) Janitor (clip from Feet First (1930)) (1 episode, 1963)   See fewer
The Funny Men: Part 1 (Nov 25, 1963) Season 1, Episode 11 - Janitor (clip from Feet First (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited) Janitor (clip from Feet First (1930)) (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
World of Comedy (1962)
Charlie (archive footage) Charlie (archive footage)   See fewer
Breakdowns of 1941 (1941)
(Short) - Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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