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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 December 1933New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 6 March 1986Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in the Harlem section of New York City, joined the Navy, then studied drama at New York University; was an announcer for then joined the Negro Ensemble Co. in 1970 for such productions as "The River Niger", "Square Root of the Soul" and "The Brownsville Raid"; worked with repertory groups such as the Minnesota Theater Co., Inner City Repertory Co., and the American Shakespeare Co.; first appeared on the screen in CHE (1969), then returned to stage until the late 1970s when he did low-budget films (The Hitter (1979), Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)) before achieving his greatest success in A Soldier's Story (1984) (from the stage play for which he collected two awards), which earned him an Oscar nomination; appeared in The Color Purple (1985) and was working on "Tough Guys" with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas when he collapsed on the set of a heart attack and died a short time later. He was only 52.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michaelginty@hotmail.com

Spouse (1)

Diane (? - 6 March 1986) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

Voice for United Negro College Fund commercial: "...because a mind is a terrible thing to waste."
Died on the set of the film "Tough Guys", but was later replaced by Eli Wallach.
Provided the voice-overs for the radio and TV spots for "Dawn of the Dead (1978)".
Caesar graduated from George Washington high school in New York City and enlisted in the Navy where he achieved the rank of chief petty officer. After military retirement he studied dramatic arts at New York University.

Personal Quotes (1)

I know this about celebrity. Glory fades away. It's fickle. It comes and goes.

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