Smoki Whitfield

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Robert "Smoki" Whitfield
BornAugust 3, 1918
DiedNovember 11, 1967
OccupationMovie & television actor
Years active1948–1955

Robert "Smoki" Whitfield (August 3, 1918 - November 11, 1967) was an African American television and movie actor. He played porters, servants, and African chieftains and witch doctors. He appeared in the 12 Bomba, the Jungle Boy movies starring Johnny Sheffield from 1949 to 1955 as Eli, a friendly native guide. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and died in Los Angeles, California. He is buried in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, Hollywood, California.