While Thousands Cheer
While Thousands Cheer is an American film released in 1940. Leo C. Popkin directed. The film featured a mostly African American cast including football star from UCLA Kenny Washington, who was denied entry to the segregated NFL for several years. The Oakland Museum of California has several lobby cards and a poster for the film in its collection. It is a lost film. It was the only football themed film film with an African American lead character for decades.
Produced by Clifford Sanforth it is a Million Dollar Productions film.
- Kenny Washington as Kenny Harrington
- Mantan Moreland as Nash
- Pete Webster as Downey
- Jeni Le Gon as Myra
- Reginald Fenderson as Phil Harrington
- Lawrence Criner as Green
- Monte Hawley as Johnson
- Florence O'Brien as Daisy
- Ida Belle Kauffin as Rose
- Bud Harris as Coach Harding
- Earl Hall as Jerry Stevens
- John Thomas as Jack Saunders/Spike
- Reginald Anderson as Umpire
- Jack Spears as Referee
- Alfred Grant as Radio announcer
- Edward Thompson as Ransom
- "While Thousands Cheer (1940) - Full Credits - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- "Lobby card from the Hollywood film While Thousands Cheer | Picture This". picturethis.museumca.org.
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- Zhang, James J.; Pitts, Brenda G. (April 5, 2019). Globalized Sport Management in Diverse Cultural Contexts. Routledge. ISBN 9780429559372 – via Google Books. Search this book on
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