Date of Birth: February 16, 1904
Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Date of Death: July 9, 1948
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
James Baskett was an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Uncle Remus. He is the first African-American male to win an Oscar, the Honorary Academy Award for his Uncle Remus role.
James was the son of Elizabeth (Brown) and John Baskett. He was a relative of actor Bill Cobbs.
James was married to Margaret, until his death.
James’ paternal grandparents were John Baskett and Rebecca Dorsey (the daughter of Washington George Dorsey and Margaret Jackson).