Jerry Mills (performer)

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Jerry Mills (performer)
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Known for
  • Ludicrous comedy
  • Remarkable eccentric dancing
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CitizenshipUnited States of America

Jerry Mills was a performer at the Pekin Theatre in Chicago.[1] and in films. One of his stage performances was described as offering "ludicrous comedy" and "remarkable eccentric dancing".[2] IMDb credits him as the co-director of Oscar Micheaux's first film, The Homesteader (1919).


  • The Merry Widower


  • The Railroad Porter
  • The Grafter and the Girl[3]


  1. "African American composers and performers: portrait images in sheet music". February 4, 2016.
  2. Sampson, Henry T. (October 30, 2013). Blacks in Blackface: A Sourcebook on Early Black Musical Shows. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810883512 – via Google Books.
  3. Bauman, Thomas (May 30, 2014). The Pekin: The Rise and Fall of Chicago's First Black-Owned Theater. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 9780252096242 – via Google Books.

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