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Lou Myers


Born - 26 September 1935, Cabin Creek, West Virginia, USA
Died - 19 February 2013

Whippy, latterly moustachioed, narrow-faced Afro-American actor, in character roles for almost 40 years, but remembered by TV fans as cantankerous restaurant owner Vernon Gaines in the long-running Cosby-created comedy series A Different World. Originally a jazz and blues singer, Myers began taking acting roles on Broadway and TV from the mid 1970s. Films came later, and included Missing Pieces (1991), Cobb (1994), Tin Cup (1996), Volcano (1997), Bulworth (1998), The Stand-In (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), The Fighting Temptations (2003), Kings of the Evening (2007), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) and Dreams (2013), his last. He died from heart-related problems.