While Thousands Cheer
|While Thousands Cheer|
|Produced by||Clifford Sanforth|
|Starring||African American cast|
While Thousands Cheer is an American film released in 1940. Leo C. Popkin directed. The film featured a mostly African American cast including football star from UCLA Kenny Washington (American football)|Kenny Washington, who was denied entry to the segregated NFL for several years. The Oakland Museum of California has several lobby cards and a poster for the film in its collection. It is a lost film. It was the only football themed film film with an African American lead character for decades.
Produced by Clifford Sanforth it is a Million Dollar Productions film.
- Kenny Washington (American football)|Kenny Washington as Kenny Harrington
- Mantan Moreland as Nash
- Pete Webster as Downey
- Jeni Le Gon as Myra
- Reginald Fenderson as Phil Harrington
- Lawrence Criner as Green
- Monte Hawley as Johnson
- Florence O'Brien as Daisy
- Ida Belle Kauffin as Rose
- Bud Harris as Coach Harding
- Earl Hall as Jerry Stevens
- John Thomas as Jack Saunders/Spike
- Reginald Anderson (actor)|Reginald Anderson as Umpire
- Jack Spears as Referee
- Alfred Grant (actor)|Alfred Grant as Radio announcer
- Edward Thompson as Ransom
- "While Thousands Cheer (1940) - Full Credits - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- "Lobby card from the Hollywood film While Thousands Cheer | Picture This". picturethis.museumca.org.
- "kenny washington | OMCA COLLECTIONS". collections.museumca.org.
- Zhang, James J.; Pitts, Brenda G. (April 5, 2019). Globalized Sport Management in Diverse Cultural Contexts. Routledge. ISBN 9780429559372 – via Google Books.
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