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Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Actor

Born - 4 March 1940, Helena, Alabama, USA
Died - 4 July 2017

Very tall, latterly shaven-headed and bearded Afro-American actor, an Army sports star who studied drama and cinematography before beginning a prolific acting career, moving into films in his late twenties: Uptight (1968), Change of Habit (1969), Blacula (1972), Trader Horn (1973), Mandingo (1975), Bound for Glory (1976), Fun With Dick and Jane (1977), Walk Proud (1979), Death Ray 2000 (1981), Bachelor Party (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985), Outrageous Fortune (1987), Harlem Nights (1989), Caged in Paradiso (1990) and Midnight Edition (1993), his last, though he continued working on stage and TV until 2005. In 2011, he published his autobiography: A Giant to Remember: The Black Actor in Hollywood.