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Adam Wade

Actor/singer/musician

Born - 17 March 1935, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died - 7 July 2022

Big-haired, moustachioed Afro-American performer, who began his career as a chemical researcher before moving into singing, then acting, featuring in blaxploitation films of the time before becoming America's first black game-shown host on TV. Born Patrick Wade, he was seen in Tarzan: End of the River (1966), Shaft (1971), Come Back Charleston Blue (1972), Across 110th Street (1972), Gideon's War (1973), Claudine (1974), Crazy Joe (1974), Phantom of the Paradise (1975), Street Killing (1976), Uptown Saturday Night (1979), Texas Lightning (1981), Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), L7: The Beauty Process (1998), Brother to Brother (2004), Drugs 101 (2010) and Drug Affected (2020), his last. He died from Parkinson's Disease, his (second) wife, vocalist Jeree Palmer, surviving him.