African American Actors We Wish Were Still Here

Bernie Mack

October 5, 1957 to August 9, 2008
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Bernie Mack
Oceans 11

Bubba Smith

February 28, 1945 to August 3, 2011
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Bubba Smith
Police Academy

Sherman Hemsley

February 1, 1938 to July 24, 2012
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Sherman Hemsley
The Jeffersons

Ron O’neal

September 1, 1937 to January 14, 2004
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Ron O'neal
Superfly

Robin Harris

August 30, 1953 to March 18, 1990
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Robin Harris
House Party

Richard Pryor

December 1, 1940 to December 10, 2005
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Richard Pryor
The Richard Pryor Show

Redd Foxx

December 9, 1922 to October 11, 1991
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Redd Foxx
Harlem Nights

Paul Robeson

April 9, 1898 to January 23, 1976
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Paul Robeson
Show Boat

Ossie Davis

December 18, 1917 to February 4, 2005
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Ossie Davis
Do The Right Thing

Michael Jackson

August 29, 1958 to June 25, 2009
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Michael Jackson
The Wiz

Michael Clarke Duncan

December 10, 1957 to September 3, 2012
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Michael Clarke Duncan
Ricky Bobby

Meshach Taylor

April 11, 1947 to June 28, 2014
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Meshach Taylor
Designing Women

Lou Myers

September 26, 1935 to February 19, 2013
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Lou Meyers
Friday After Next (Deleted Scenes)

Lincoln Perry aka Stepin Fetchit

May 30, 1902 to November 19, 1985
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Lincoln Perry aka Stepin Fetchit
Miracle in Harlem

Lee Thompson Young

February 1, 1984 to August 13, 2013
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Lee Thompson Young
Jett Jackson

Paul Winfield

May 22, 1939 to March 7, 2004
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Paul Winfield
Green Eyes

Lamont Bentley

October 25, 1973 to January 18, 2005
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Lamont Bently
Tales From The Hood

Jim Kelly

May 5, 1946 to June 29, 2013
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Jim Kelly
Three The Hard Way

James Avery

November 27, 1945 to December 31, 2013
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James Avery
Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Godfrey Cambridge

February 26, 1933 to November 29, 1976
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Godfrey Cambridge
Watermelon Man

Geoffrey Holder

August 1, 1930 to October 5, 2014
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Geoffrey Holder
Live and Let Die

Tupac

June 16, 1971 to September 13, 1996
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Tupac
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