O.L. Duke Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 12 August 1953Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 10 September 2004New York City, New York, USA  (automobile accident)
Birth NameOrville Lewis Duke
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

O.L. Duke's acting career breakthrough occurred when he replaced Denzel Washington in Charles Fuller 's Pulitzer Prize-winning original production of "A Soldier's Play" (later made into the film A Soldier's Story (1984). He was a member of both the renowned Actors Studio and the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). He appeared in numerous off-Broadway plays and on other well-known stages throughout the US and abroad, including The Kennedy Center and Ford Theater in Washington, D.C.; Connecticut's Hartford Stage and The Long Wharf Theater; The Geva in Rochester, New York; The Guthrie in Minnesota; The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The ACT Theater in Seattle, Washington; and The Royal Lyceum Theater in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duke guest-starred and co-starred in award-winning television productions, such as Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), NYPD Blue (1993), Law & Order (1990), New York Undercover (1994), HBO's original series Oz (1997), and the PBS documentary _"This Far by Faith" (2003) (mini)_. Some of his theatrical film credits include Out of Time (2003), Antwone Fisher (2002), Piñero (2001), The Keeper (1995), Sugar Hill (1993), Malcolm X (1992) and The Five Heartbeats (1991).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (2)

Monica Washington (2002 - 10 September 2004) (his death)
Kacy Duke (February 1990 - 2000) (divorced)

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