Ike Jones

First African-American to serve as a producer on a major motion picture. Ike Jones

Ike Jones is a producer and actor who is perhaps best known as the former husband of actress Inger Stevens. He also has the distinction of being the first black graduate of UCLA Film School in June 1953 and the first black person to serve as a producer on a major motion picture.
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Old Los Angeles

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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 65
    In 1995 he became the first recipient of the Oscar Micheaux Award by the Producers Guild of America.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 23
    After graduating from UCLA, Jones, who also played football, was drafted in the 25th round by the Green Bay Packers in the 1953 NFL Draft.
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    He also has the distinction of being the first black graduate of UCLA Film School in June 1953 and the first black person to serve as a producer on a major motion picture.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born on December 23, 1929.
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