Edward Thompson (actor)

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James Edward Thompson

Died1960(1960-00-00) (aged 61–62)
CitizenshipUnited States

Edward Thompson (1898 - 1960) was an actor in the United States. He appeared in several films with African American casts. He worked on films with his wife Evelyn Preer, Spencer Williams, and other prominent African American actors inckudong in Al Christie productions.[1]

He was born James Edward Thompson. He married fellow actor Evelyn Preer. Her second husband, they were both awith the Lafayette Players in Chicago. They married February 4, 1924, in Williamson County, Tennessee, Tennessee (while in Nashville).[2]


  • The Melancholy Dame (1929)[3]
  • Brown Gravy (1929)
  • Oft in the Silly Night (1929)
  • Georgia Rose (1930)[4]
  • Gangsters on the Loose (1937)
  • While Thousands Cheer (1940)
  • Mystery in Swing (1940)
  • Broken Strings (1940)
  • The Duke is Tops (1938)
  • Life Goes On (1938)


  1. Richards, Larry (September 17, 2015). "African American Films Through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography". McFarland – via Google Books.
  2. "Silent Era : People". www.silentera.com.
  3. Adell, Sandra (October 27, 1996). "African American Culture". Gale – via Google Books.
  4. Munden, Kenneth White; Institute, American Film (October 27, 1997). "The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States". University of California Press – via Google Books.

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