Dooley Wilson Overview

Dooley Wilson
Date of Birth
Apr 03, 1886
Birth Place:
Tyler, TX

Biography

African-American actor/musician Dooley Wilson led a very popular band from 1919 through 1930, in which he soloed on the drums. He shied away from film work until 1942, when he was signed for a contract at Paramount Pictures. At the same time, Warner Bros. was looking for a black actor to play Sam, the philosophical pianist at Rick's Cafe Americain in their upcoming production Casablanca. Wilson...