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Also Known As: Glynn Russell Turman Died:
Born: January 31, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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1.
 Super 8 (2011)
2.
 Burlesque (2010)
3.
 Takers (2010)
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 Sahara (2005) Cast
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 Freedom Song (2000) T-Bone Lanier
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 Men of Honor (2000) Chief Floyd
8.
 Visit, The (2000) Al Rheingold
9.
 Light It Up (1999) Principal Armstrong
10.
 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) Doctor Shakespeare
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1959:
Made Broadway debut as 12-year-old son of Sidney Poitier in "Raisin in the Sun"
1968:
Cast as the teenage son of Dr. Harry Miles (Percy Rodriguez) and his wife Alma (Ruby Dee) on "Peyton Place" (ABC)
1975:
Starred as a Chicago high school Preacher in the sleeper "Cooley High"
1978:
Co-wrote song "I'm Your Speed" with then-wife Aretha Franklin for her album <i>Almighty Fire</i>
1981:
Played title role in TV movie "Thornwell" (CBS)
1985:
Cast as Secretary of State LaRue Hawkes on ABC comedy "Hail to the Chief"
1988:
Played Colonel 'Dr. War' Taylor on popular "The Cosby Show" spin-off "A Different World" (NBC)
1998:
Portrayed Taye Diggs' father in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"
2000:
Cast as Bobby Davis on Showtime drama "Resurrection Blvd."
2001:
Landed regular role on CBS police drama "Big Apple"
2004:
Played Mayor Clarence V. Royce on acclaimed HBO series "The Wire"
2005:
Cast opposite Matthew McConaughey and Penélope Cruz in "Sahara"
2008:
Gave Emmy-winning performance as Blair Underwood's father on HBO's "In Treatment"
2010:
Cast opposite Cher and Christina Aguilera in musical feature "Burlesque"
2012:
Cast as Don Cheadle's father on "House of Lies" (Showtime)
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Notes

"I was a member of the only black family in the "Peyton Place" televsion series". "Peyton Place" went off the air alomost immediately; we used to joke that the series closed because black people moved in." --Glynn Turman to The New York Times, April 10, 1980.

"There is no overnight success, white or black, in this business. Any overnight success has been working at it for 12 or 15 years. But that goes doublefold for blacks. I kept thinking that one day I'd get my shot. I was dreaming in Technicolor. I should have been dreaming in black and white." --Turman quoted in The New York Times

, April 10, 1980.

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wife:
Aretha Franklin. Singer. Married in April 1978; divorced in 1984.

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