Sunday, January 24, 2016

Remembering Roy Glenn - Actor, Writer and Producer

MEMPHIS TN (IFS) --Roy Edwin Glenn is known for his many roles in the motion picture industry from writing, producing, voice overs and acting in drama shows with the likes of Natalie Wood, James Dean, Ronald Reagan and Eddie Albert.  Possible best known for his role as Sidney Poitier's father in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner".

Widely reported as the original voice of "Tony the Tiger" in Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes commercials in the early 1950s. Kellogg's, however, maintains that Thurl Ravenscroft was always the original voice.

Spouse:  Pauline (Lilla) Fractious (29 March 1936 - 12 March 1971) (his death) (3 children) 
Date of Birth 3 June 1914Pittsburg, Kansas, USA
Date of Death 12 March 1971Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameRoy Edwin Glenn
Roy Glenn was born on June 3, 1914 in Pittsburg, Kansas, USA as Roy Edwin Glenn. He was an actor, known for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and Carmen Jones (1954). He was married to Pauline (Lilla) Fractious. He died on March 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Roy Glenn, born June 3, 1914, was an African-American pioneer in radio, movies and television. In radio, Roy appeared in classics shows such as Amos 'n Andy and The Jack Benny Show. After struggling with bit roles and a long period film inactivity, he returned to movie work…more


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