Carman Newsome

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BornJuly 17 1912
CitizenshipUnited States Of America
EducationCleveland Central High School
  • Actor
  • Musician

Carman Newsome (1912 - July 17, 1974) was an actor and musician in the United States. His work includes leading roles in five Oscar Micheaux films.[1] He was from Kansas and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In Cleveland he went to Cleveland Central High School and started a band.[2] Newsome died in Cleveland.[1] He starred in Micheaux's 1938 film Birthright.


  • God's Step Children (1937)[3]
  • Lying Lips (1938) as Benjamin Hadnott[4]
  • Swing (1938 film)
  • Birthright (1939)
  • The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jazzed in Cleveland - Part 60 - Carman Newsome".
  2. Jackson, L. A. (December 12, 2010). "Musicology 2101: A Quick Start Guide to Music Biz History". MKM Publishing – via Google Books.
  3. "God's Step Children / Oscar Micheaux presents ; distributed by Micheaux Pictures Corporation". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
  4. "Lying Lips".

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