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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.


1941 31 Years Old Stewart also performed comedy as a cast member of the Rudy Vallée radio show in 1941. … Read More


1950 40 Years Old Founded in 1950, and first located on Crenshaw Boulevard, then at Washington and Jefferson boulevards in Los Angeles, Stewart filled the seats with quality productions. … Read More
1953 43 Years Old Stewart hosted a variety show called Ebony Showcase Presents on KTTV from the theatre in 1953. … Read More


1973 63 Years Old 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
1992 82 Years Old The Stewarts lost the theatre building in 1992 and it was later demolished. … 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 of natural causes 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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