Muse, Clarence

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Born Baltimore Maryland, ca. 1890; died Perris, California, 1979. Black performer, stage producer, songwriter, screenwriter, and founding member of the Screen Actors Guild. He was a producer-director-writer in the Black theaters of New York and Chicago before coming to Hollywood in 1928, where he appeared in more than 200 motion pictures.

From the description of Clarence Muse papers, [ca.1930-1978]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86093721

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referencedIn Chauncey E. Spencer Papers, 1914-2006 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967. Claude A. Barnett papers, 1918-1967 (bulk 1928-1963). Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Muse, Clarence. Clarence Muse papers, [ca.1930-1978]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Spencer, Anne, 1882-1975. Papers of Anne Spencer and the Spencer family [manuscript], 1829, 1864-2007. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn The J. Rosamond Johnson Papers, 1879-1975 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
creatorOf Hill, Ethel, d. 1954. Maryland : screenplay / by Ethel Hill and Jack Andrews. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Muse, Clarence. Gene Thomas presents Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn : typescript / Special treatment by Clarence Muse and Elliott Carpenter, [1930?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Michelet, Michel, 1894-1995. River of freedom : Negro spiritual / Music by Michel Michelet ; lyric by Clarence Muse. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Thomas, Roy T. Roy Thomas collection on Black filmmaking, 1916-1987 (bulk 1970-1979). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Johnson, Helen A. Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Elliot, 1894-1961. person
associatedWith Hill, Ethel, d. 1954. person
associatedWith Johnson, Helen A. person
associatedWith Johnson, J. Rosamond person
associatedWith Michelet, Michel, 1894-1995. person
associatedWith Spencer, Anne, 1882-1975. person
associatedWith Spencer, Chauncey E., 1906- person
associatedWith Thomas, Gene. person
associatedWith Thomas, Roy T. person
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African American motion picture actors and actresses


Birth 1889-10-14

Death 1979-10-13




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SNAC ID: 1299885