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George Wiltshire as Elroy in the "Sanford and Son" episode titled "The Director" in Season 5.
|Born:||October 21, 1900|
|Died||December 10, 1976(aged 76)|
|Deathplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Years active:||1938-1976, his death|
|Appeared on/ |
|Sanford and Son |
|Character(s) played:||Elroy Pitt|
Veteran actor George Wiltshire (October 21, 1900- December 10, 1976) appeared as Elroy Pitt, a sidekick of Hutch (Arnold Johnson) and Fred's in two episodes, appearing in "The Escorts" (Season 5, episode #19), in which George Foreman also guest starred, and "The Director" (Season 5, episode #21). A pioneering black veteran actor who first appeared in the 1930 Broadway revue play "Hot Rhythm" at the Times Square Theatre, he made his first film appearance in the 1938 all-black film "Keep Punching" opposite fellow veteran negro actor Canada Lee, he appeared in several films from the 1940's, appearing in such films as It Happened In Harlem (1945), Midnight Menace (1946), Junction 88 (1947), and also in the 1967 film Sweet Love, Bitter. He also appeared in the pilot episode of the short-lived Grady spinoff series titled "Be It Ever So Humble".
Wiltshire died in Los Angeles.