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Actor Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas

  • Date of Birth:

    Cayce, Mississippi, USA


BORN: March 26, 1917, Cayce, MS Rhythm and Blues legend Rufus Thomas began his career in the 30's as a comedian with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. In the 1940's he was a radio deejay. Memphis' WDIA was one of the few black-owned stations of that time. His talent shows influenced the careers of such R&B greats as Ike Turner, Bobby Bland and B.B. King. In the 1950's he recorded with Sam Phillips' Sun Records and in the 1960's Rufus and his daughter, Carla were part of the Stax label. His biggest hits have bee... more

Rufus Thomas Filmography

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Movie Cookie's Fortune Cookie's Fortune

as Theo Johnson

Movie Mystery Train Mystery Train

as Man in Station (segment "Far From Yokohama")

Movie Great Balls of Fire! Great Balls of Fire!

as Haney's Big House Dancer