The Duke Is Tops

Release Date:  9/1/1938 Black & White Genre:  Drama/Musical Directors:   William Nolte, Ralph Cooper (uncredited) Studio(s):   Million Dollar Productions, Million Dollar Productions, Norman Distributing Company Running Time:  72 mins. Cast:  Ralph Cooper (Duke Davis), Lena Horne (Ethel Andrews), Laurence Criner (Doc Dorando), Monte Hawley (George Marshall), Neva Peoples (Ella), Vernon McCallum (Mason), Edward Thompson (Ferdie Fenton),…

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January 16 – Happy Birthday Ralph Cooper

(January 16, 1908 – August 4, 1992) Best known for starting and emceeing Amateur Night at the historic Apollo Theater in 1934.  Mr. Cooper was also an actor who played supporting roles in Hollywood features such as Blonde Venus (1932), Lloyd’s of London (1936) and White Hunter (1936).  In addition he produced, directed and starred…

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