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Also Known As: Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr., Al Freeman Died: August 9, 2012
Born: March 21, 1934 Cause of Death: Undetermined
Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, USA Profession: actor, producer, director, acting teacher, screenwriter

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  A Fable (1971) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Down in the Delta (1998) Earl
3.
 Assault at West Point (1994) Old Johnson Whittaker
4.
 Malcolm X (1992) Elijah Muhammad
5.
 Seven Hours To Judgement (1988) Danny Larwin
6.
 Perry Mason Returns (1985) Lieutenant Cooper
7.
 A Fable (1971) Leader
8.
 My Sweet Charlie (1970) Charles Roberts
9.
 Castle Keep (1969) Private Benjamin
10.
 The Lost Man (1969) Dennis Laurence
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1953:
Made film acting debut in "The Clown"
1954:
Stage acting debut, L.A. showcase production of "Detective Story"
1960:
Made Broadway debut in "The Long Dream"
1964:
Appeared in "Blues for Mr. Charlie"
1964:
Co-starred in the musical version of "Golden Boy"
1965:
Made London stage debut reprising role in "Blues for Mr. Charlie"
1966:
Reprised stage role of Clay in the film version of "Dutchman"
1968:
Appeared in "Finian's Rainbow"
1970:
Starred in the short-lived musical "Look to the Lillies," based on the film "Lillies of the Field" (1963)
1970:
Recieved Emmy nomination for starring role opposite Patty Duke in the NBC TV-movie "My Sweet Charlie"; released theatrically
1971:
Last film for over 15 years, "A Fable"; also produced and directed
1978:
Starred as policeman Ed Hall on the popular ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live"; won Daytime Emmy in 1979 for the role
1979:
Cast as Malcolm X in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations"
1988:
Returned to features in "Seven Hours to Judgment"
1992:
Received sterling reviews for his portrayal of Elijah Muhammed in Spike Lee's biopic "Malcolm X"
1992:
Served as chair of the theater department at Howard University
1994:
Co-starred in the Showtime movie " Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker"
1995:
Landed recurring role as police commissioner James Harris on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
1998:
Played the patriarch in "Down in the Delta," directed by Maya Angelou
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Education

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: Amherst , Massachusetts -
Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California - 1954 - 1957

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wife:
Severa E Clemon. Married in January 1960; separated c. 1986.

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father:
Albert C Freeman. Musician. Jazz pianist.
mother:
Lottie Freeman.

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