Born : Oscar Micheaux
January 2, 1884: Metropolis (Illinois, USA)
Died March 25, 1951 (aged 67) (heart disease): Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Spouse(s) Alice B. Russell (1926-1951) his death
Oscar Micheaux (January 2, 1884 - March 25, 1951) was a pioneering African American author and is widely recognized as being the first African-American filmmaker (although he was predated by the shortlived Lincoln Motion Picture Company). He is considered the most prominent producer of race films.
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