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Born: October 4, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, singer, composer, scenery painter, minister

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A tall, handsome black actor best known for his work on TV sitcoms and variety shows, Clifton Davis is also an ordained Seventh Day Adventist minister as well as a composer of such hit songs as the Jackson Five's "Never Can Say Good-bye." Davis' sitcom work has included regular stints as a barber living with his mother in what was a then-pioneering show starring African-Americans, "That's My Mama" (ABC, 1974-75), and "Amen" (NBC, 1986-1991), in which, ironically, he played Reuben Gregory, the young minister of a church assisting a wheeling-dealing deacon (Sherman Hemsley).

A tall, handsome black actor best known for his work on TV sitcoms and variety shows, Clifton Davis is also an ordained Seventh Day Adventist minister as well as a composer of such hit songs as the Jackson Five's "Never Can Say Good-bye." Davis' sitcom work has included regular stints as a barber living with his mother in what was a then-pioneering show starring African-Americans, "That's My Mama" (ABC, 1974-75), and "Amen" (NBC, 1986-1991), in which, ironically, he played Reuben Gregory, the young minister of a church assisting a wheeling-dealing deacon (Sherman Hemsley).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
 Cover (2008)
4.
 Climb, The (2002) Joseph Martin
5.
 KINGDOM COME (2001) Charles Winslow
6.
 Max Keeble's Big Move (2001) Knebworth
7.
 Any Given Sunday (1999) Mayor Tyrone Smalls
8.
 Dream Date (1989) Bill Fairview
9.
 Don't Look Back: Story of Lero (1981) Cool Papa Bell
10.
 Night the City Screamed, The (1980) Arnold Clements
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1967:
Made Broadway debut as Cornelius in "Hello, Dolly!", starring Pearl Bailey
1970:
Film debut in Hal Ashby's "The Landlord"
1970:
Appeared on ABC daytime drama "A World Apart"
1971:
Was cast member on "Love American Style" (ABC) doing skit wrap-arounds
1971:
Earned Tony nomination for starring role in the Broadway musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
1971:
Earned Grammy nomination for writing hit Jackson Five song "Never Can Say Good-bye"
1972:
Starred on the CBS variety series "The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show"
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Starred in the ABC sitcom "That's My Mama"
1977:
TV-movie debut, "Little Ladies of the Night" (ABC)
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Starred with Sherman Hemsley on "Amen" (NBC)
1990:
Hosted the syndicated "Stellar Gospel Music Awards" for first time
1996:
Made episodic guest appearances on "Sparks", "Malcolm & Eddie", "Living Single" and "The Jamie Foxx Show"
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Co-starred in "Kingdom Come", a comedy
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Education

Oakwood College: Huntsville , Alabama - 1984
Andrews University: Berrien Springs , Michigan - 1987

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wife:
Ann Davis. Married c. 1982; Clifton Davis filed for divorce 1991.
wife:
Monica Durant. Flight attendant. Married on May 27, 2000 in Kauai, Hawaii.

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father:
Toussaint L'Ouverture Davis. Baptist minister.
mother:
Irma Davis Langhord. Nurse.
son:
Noel Davis. Born c. 1981.
daughter:
Holly Davis. Born c. 1984.
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