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Born: August 21, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1957:
New York stage debut, "Dark of the Moon" (date approximate)
1960:
Broadway debut, "The Long Dream"
1963:
Film debut, "The Cool World"
1964:
Starred on Broadway in "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground"
1966:
Served as artist in residence at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
1967:
TV episodic debut, "Daktari" (CBS)
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Portrayed Linc on "The Mod Squad" (ABC)
1979:
Starred opposite Maggie Smith in "Night and Day" on Broadway
1984:
Played Prince's abusive father in "Purple Rain"
1989:
Appeared as Kalinga in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka"
1994:
Cast as drug-addicted father in "Sugar Hill"
1994:
Featured as prison rebel Chaka in "Against the Wall" (HBO)
1998:
Portrayed Jelly Roll Morton in "The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean/The Legend of 1900" (released in an edited version in the USA in 1999)
1999:
Co-starred in "The General's Daughter"
2000:
Made memorable guest appearance on "Law & Order"

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