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Johnson, Noble. 1881-1978
Filmmaker and actor. Noble Johnson was cofounder of Lincoln Motion Pictures, the second black-owned American movie company and one that explicitly protested racist movies in Hollywood. The first Lincoln Motion Picture was The Realization of a Negro’s Ambition (1916). The company failed in 1922 and Noble Johnson continued acting in movies until his retirement in 1950.
Birth: April 18, 1881 in Marshall, Missouri
Death: January 9, 1978 in Yucaipa, California