Nick Stewart

Born Mar 15, 1910

Nick Stewart was an American television and film actor. Stewart was best known for his role as Lightnin' (Willie Jefferson) on the Amos and Andy television series.

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1910 Birth Born in 1910.


1953 43 Years Old Stewart hosted a variety show called Ebony Showcase Presents on KTTV from the theatre in 1953. … Read More


1964 54 Years Old By 1964, the Ebony Showcase had grown and moved again, this time to the Metro Theater near Washington and La Brea. Around this time, Nick Stewart wrote his own musical called Carnival Island. In 1973, Nick and Edna Stewart were honored by Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley and the California Museum of Science and Industry's Advisory Board for their work with the Ebony Showcase theatre. … Read More


1987 77 Years Old …  In 1987, Doris McMillon devoted an entire week of her nightly talk show, On the Line with, to a discussion of the documentary Amos 'n' Andy: Anatomy of a Controversy, and the issues surrounding the shows. … Read More
1995 85 Years Old Stewart was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP. He also received the Living Legend award from the National Black Theatre Festival in 1995.
2000 91 Years Old He died in Los Angeles, California on December 18, 2000 at age 90, a week after attending the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Performing Arts Center named for Los Angeles politician Nate Holden which was built on the site where the Ebony Showcase stood. … Read More
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