Summary: pioneering black film producer in the 1960's whose marriage in 1961 to Swedish-born actress Inger Stevens was kept secret to avoid harming her career (the marriage was tumultuous, and during a period when they were estranged in 1970, Stevens died of a drug overdose in what was ruled a suicide), and whose last major producing credit was on the 1978 TV miniseries A Woman Called Moses (with Cicely Tyson as Harriet Tubman).
Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke and congestive heart failure
Born: December 23, 1929
Died: October 5, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California