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Bubba Smith

Sportsman-actor

Born - 28 February 1945, Beaumont, Texas, USA
Died - 3 August 2011

Giant-sized (6ft 7in), moustachioed, American football superstar who began a film career, mostly in comedy roles, when his playing days were over. Filmgoers will remember him mainly as the hapless Moses Hightower in the Police Academy films. During the run of the series, Smith appeared in six of them, his character rising from cadet, in Police Academy (1984) to lieutenant in Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989). Other film appearances included A Pleasure Doing Business (1979), Escape from DS-3 (1981), Stroker Ace (1983), Black Moon Rising (1986), My Samurai (1992), The Naked Truth (1993), Drifting School (1995), Down 'n' Dirty (2001), Full Clip (2006) and Blood River (2010), his last.