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Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson: His Own Story

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At age 6, Eugene Jackson was tap dancing for nickels and dimes on the streets of Los Angeles. Soon after, Jackson landed the role of Pineapple in Hal Roachs enduring 1924 comedy series Our Gang. Jackson broke away from the other little rascals for a solo career that saw him become the first African American child star in talkies, appearing in 1929s Hearts in Dixie. At age 16, his personal vaudeville tour visited 89 cities in 16 states. A true trailblazer, Jackson opened the door for other African American entertainers. In his first-ever autobiographical work, Jackson recounts his remarkable career in show business as an actor, comic, singer, dancer and musician. He recalls working with such entertainment giants as Gene Autry, Irene Dunne, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Gene Kelly, Al Jolson and Gregory Hines, to name a few. Rare personal photographs and a filmography supplement the story of Mr. Jacksons amazing life, told in his own words.

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Eugene W. Jackson, Gwendolyn Sides St. Julian

Condition & Attributes

Fine, issued without dustjacket


Eugene W.
Jackson, Gwendolyn Sides St. Julian

Publishing Information

Jefferson, NC
McFarland & Company

Physical Description

9.25 inches
6.24 inches
224 pages
black & white photographs
pictorial boards