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Paul Robeson

Paul RobesonAKA Paul Leroy Bustill Robeson

Born: 9-Apr-1898
Birthplace: Princeton, NJ
Died: 23-Jan-1976
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, Actor, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 20th Century renaissance man

Father: Rev. William Drew Robeson (escaped slave, d. 1918)
Mother: Maria Louisa Bustill
Wife: Eslanda Cardozo Goode (pathology technician, m. 1921)
Son: Paul Robeson, Jr. (b. 1927)

    High School: Somerville High School, New Jersey (1915)
    University: BA, Rutgers University (1919)
    Law School: LLB, Columbia Law School (1923)

    Hollywood Anti-Fascist League
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1998)
    College Football Hall of Fame
    Spingarn Medal 1945
    Lenin Peace Prize 1953
    Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1995
    Suicide Attempt Moscow (27-Mar-1961)
    Shock Treatment
    Assassination Attempt
    HUAC Hearings (12-Jun-1956)
    Took the Fifth (12-Jun-1956)
    Cherokee Ancestry Maternal

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Tales of Manhattan (5-Aug-1942)
    Native Land (11-May-1942) [VOICE]
    The Proud Valley (6-Apr-1940) · David
    Big Fella (16-Jun-1937)
    King Solomon's Mines (Jun-1937) · Umbopa
    Song of Freedom (17-Aug-1936) · John Zinga
    Show Boat (14-May-1936) · Joe
    Sanders of the River (8-Apr-1935)
    Emperor Jones (19-Sep-1933) · Brutus Jones
    Body and Soul (9-Nov-1925)

Is the subject of books:
The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist's Journey 1898-1939, 2001, BY: Paul Robeson, Jr.

Author of books:
Here I Stand (1958, memoir)


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