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Slappy White

Slappy WhiteAKA Melvin White

Born: 20-Sep-1921
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 7-Nov-1995
Location of death: Brigantine, NJ
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The First Black Vice President

"I was on the bus, and the bus was crowded, and I pushed and shoved. And I was standing be side a white fella, about six foot three, 250 pounds, broad shoulders. He looked down at me and said, "Are you a member of the NAACP?" And I said no. He said, "Do you belong to CORE?" I said no. He said, "Are you a follower of Martin Luther King?" I said no. He said, "Well, do you believe in Black Power?" I said I don't believe in none of that stuff. He said, "Then get off my damn foot!"

He and Redd Foxx were partners in the Chitlin' Circuit of stand up comedy during the 50s.

Wife: LaVern Baker (singer, m. 1961, div. 1969)

    TELEVISION
    Sanford and Son Melvin

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Mr. Saturday Night (12-Sep-1992) · Joey
    Amazon Women on the Moon (18-Sep-1987) · Himself
    Amazing Grace (30-Aug-1974) · Forthwith
    The Man from O.R.G.Y. (3-Apr-1970)


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