James Baskett

James Baskett bio

Birth Name: James Baskett

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Indianapolis

Date Of Birth: February 16, 1904

Date Of Death: July 9, 1948

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

James Baskett was born on the 16th of February, 1904. He was best known for being a Movie Actor. He was the first actor of African descent to win an Academy Award for his portrayal of Uncle Remus in the 1946 Disney film Song of the South, in which he sang the song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

James Baskett was born in Indianapolis. He started his film career in all-black movies that were filmed in New York including the 1932 picture Harlem is Heaven. He provided his voice for the role of Preacher Crow in the 1940 animated feature Dumbo.

James Baskett was a Aquarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Baskett is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James Baskett’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on James Baskett’s parents.

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James Baskett was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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REAL NAME: James Baskett
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: James Baskett was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: James Baskett was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: James Baskett had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

James Baskett’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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