Nick Stewart, using the stage name
Nick O'Demus, played the role of
Lightnin' on the controversial TV
series The Amos 'n Andy Show.
Stewart was the last surviving cast
member of Amos 'n Andy. In the
early 1960s Stewart appeared
in five episodes of Mister Ed.
practice of typecasting African Americans as
maids and porters and worked to change it.
In 1950 Stewart and his wife Edna founded the
Ebony Showcase Theatre in Los Angeles which
was playing Lightnin' on Amos 'n Andy,
he also appeared in 21 episodes of an
adventure series set in Africa. It was
another of my favorite TV shows.
Can you name it?
always accompanied by his cute and
frisky pet monkey, Babette.