Summary: actor who was known for his roles on stage as well as in TV and movies, who brought a number of prominent African American figures to the stage including noteworthy of Frederick Douglass and Paul Robeson, who appeared in films like Demetrius and the Gladiators and Something of Value, but who may be best known for his lead role in the 1972 blaxploitation film Blacula and the sequel Scream, Blacula, Scream!.
Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease
Born: August 19, 1924
Died: June 11, 2003
Location: Los Angeles, California