Gender
Male
Born
Oct 29, 1876
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Died
Jul 26, 1975
New York, New York, USA
Director Performer Writer
Comments
He was the first African American member of Actors' Equity Association
The Shrike (Nov 25, 1953 - Dec 06, 1953)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Frank Carlisle]
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The Shrike (Jan 15, 1952 - May 31, 1952)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Frank Carlisle]
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How Long Till Summer (Dec 27, 1949 - Dec 31, 1949)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Al Gaige]
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Set My People Free (Nov 03, 1948 - Nov 27, 1948)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Gullah Jack]
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Volpone (Jan 08, 1948 - Jan 18, 1948)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [The Judge]
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Lysistrata (Oct 17, 1946 - Oct 19, 1946)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Leader of Old Men's Chorus]
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Medicine Show (Apr 12, 1940 - May 11, 1940)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Eli]
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Of Mice and Men (Nov 23, 1937 - May 1938)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Crooks]
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How Come, Lawd? (Sep 30, 1937 - Oct 1937)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Aloes]
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White Man (Oct 17, 1936 - Oct 1936)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [A Negro Minister]
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Stevedore (Oct 01, 1934 - Nov 1934)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Jim Veal]
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Stevedore (Apr 18, 1934 - Jul 1934)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Jim Veal]
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Yeah Man (May 26, 1932 - May 27, 1932)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Razor Jim, Racketeer, Ticket Agent]
  • Book by Leigh Whipper
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Never No More (Jan 07, 1932 - Jan 1932)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Neighbor]
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Change Your Luck (Jun 06, 1930 - Jun 19, 1930)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Evergreen Peppers]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Porgy (Sep 13, 1929 - Oct 1929)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [Undertaker, The Crab Man]
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Porgy (Oct 10, 1927 - Aug 1928)
  • Performer: Leigh Whipper [The Crab Man]
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Lucky Sambo (Jun 06, 1925 - Jun 13, 1925)
  • Directed by Leigh Whipper
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