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Born Harry Roscoe "Tim" Moore in Rock Island, Illinois on December 9, 1887- died December 1958 Although Tim Moore will forever be known as "The Kingfish" in the pioneering series "The Amos 'n Andy Show" (1951), he was actually far better known for his career on the stage and as a comedian in vaudeville than he was for his film and television work. In fact, he had only made (as far as is known) three films before "Amos 'n' Andy", and he had to be coaxed out of retirement to play in that show.
Spencer Williams (July 14, 1893 – December 13, 1969) was an African American actor and filmmaker. He was best known for playing Andy in the Amos 'n Andy television show and for directing the 1941 race film The Blood of Jesus. Williams was a pioneer African-American film producer and director.
Andy, Barney, Opie and Aunt Bee first came to us on CBS along with all the good citizens of Mayberry from 1960-1968, on the Andy Griffith Show! The show was originally a spin-off from the Danny Thomas Show
The Amos 'N' Andy TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a the leader of the Mystic Kinghts of the Sea Lodge nicknamed "Kingfish" who was constantly trying to talk his lodge brothers into getting involved in get rich quick schemes that always went sour. Andy Brown was one of Kingfish's most gullible suckers and came back for one failed scheme after another. The stories were told from the point of view of philosopher and cab driver, Amos Jones.
1972: Mary Tyler Moore in a pleated version of the mini skirt Mary had it all together.....I thought she did anyway.