Date of Birth:
9 July 1901
Jester Hairston played in 1 movies in the Biography, Drama, Music genres.
Jester Hairston got succeed with average imdb rating 7.
He wrote the song, "Amen," used in the film Lilies of the Field (1963) and dubbed the singing voice for Sidney Poitier. "Amen" was a Top 10 hit in 1964 for The Impressions.
Graduated from Tufts University in 1929,
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Wrote the popular Christmas song "Mary's Boy Child," a top-ten hit in 1956 for Harry Belafonte and a standard today.
Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Portrayed King Moses on the syndicated radio show "Bold Venture" (1950-1952).
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