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Nipsey Russell

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Also Known As: Died: October 2, 2005
Born: October 13, 1924 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) as Captain Dave Anderson
Film adaptation of the popular 1960s television sitcom, with the bumbling officers from Brooklyn's 53rd precinct attempting to protect a federal witness from the mob.
Posse (1993) as Snopes
A group of black American soldiers desert their ranks during the 1890s Spanish-American war, on account of a cruel and corrupt white colonel. Along with an ostracized white soldier they form a posse of outlaws and--with the colonel in pursuit--head to an all black town caught up in its own struggle
Wildcats (1986) as Edwards
As a daughter of a lengendary gridiron star, a young woman''s greatest desire is to coach a team of her own When the chauvinistic powers to be assign her to an inner city ghetto school, the spriited female has her own work cut out for her.
Nemo (1983) as Benjamin; Mr Rip
Seven year-old Nemo falls asleep in a Manhatten skyscraper and wakes in another dimension. Surrounded by characters from his storybooks, in a land where the snow is blue and the sand bursts into flames, Nemo miraculously becomes a young man and falls in love with a beautifull princess.
The Wiz (1978) as Tin Woodsman
A schoolteacher is swept to a magical land to face witches, wizards and a singing scarecrow.
Fame (1978) as Vinnie
An original comedy by Arthur Miller that relates the absurdities of being famous, as seen through the experiences of Meyer Shine, a noted playwright who finds fame to be a mixed blessing.

Music (feature film)

The Wiz (1978) as Song Performer ("Ease On Down The Road" "What Would I Do If I Could Feel" "Slide Some Oil To Me" "Be A Lion")
A schoolteacher is swept to a magical land to face witches, wizards and a singing scarecrow.

Cast (special)

NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998) as Interviewee
History of New York television as told through the collective voices of its celebrities and innovators. Interviews are supplemented by archival film clips from classic programs made in New York as well as scenes from shows currently produced in New York.
Della Reese: Outspoken Angel (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of singer/actress Della Reese.
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993)
A documentary examining the history of black comedy. Includes television and film footage.
Wolf Trap Salutes Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration (1990)
A special celebrating Victor Borge's 80th birthday, taped at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
Uptown (1980) as Guest
A tribute to a New York City landmark -- Harlem's famed Apollo Theater.
Favorite Songs (1964) as Guest
A musical songfest that features selections based on a "Reader's Digest" Magazine poll of their readers' favorite songs.
NBC Follies of 1965 (1964) as Guest
An all-star musical comedy revue.

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