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Roundtree, Richard, 1942-

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Personal name headingRoundtree, Richard, 1942-
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LocatedUnited States
Birth date1942-07-09
Place of birthNew Rochelle (N.Y.)
AffiliationNegro Ensemble Company American Broadcasting Company CBS Television Network
Profession or occupationActors Models (Persons)
Found inGypsy angels, 1995: container (Richard Roundtree; actor)
OCLC, 4-9-96 (hdg.: Roundtree, Richard, 1942- )
African American National Biography, accessed April 20, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Roundtree, Richard; actor, model; born 09 July 1942 in New Rochelle, New York, United States; enrolled at Southern Illinois University (1961); returned to New York, began acting lessons, joined the Negro Ensemble Company (1967-1969); was selected to portray private detective John Shaft in the movie Shaft (1971), Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973); worked mostly in small television roles and minor films (1980s); appeared in ABC's Roots (1977), Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1996), CBS's Having Our Say (1999), John Singleton's remake of Shaft (2000), Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Heroes)