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Carl Gordon (I) (1932–2010)

Carl Gordon was born on January 20, 1932 in Goochland, Virginia, USA as Rufus Carl Gordon Jr. He was an actor, known for Roc (1991), The Piano Lesson (1995) and Love Songs (1999). He was married to Jacqueline Alston. He died on July 20, 2010 in Jetersville, Virginia. See full bio »

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Nominations for the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday, with Carol leading the pack with six nominations. Visit our Awards Central section for the full list of nominations.

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 2011 Somebody's Hero
 2003 Whoopi (TV Series)
Lawrence Rae
- Mother's Little Helper (2003) ... Lawrence Rae
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Horace Worthington
- Identity (2003) ... Horace Worthington
 2002 JAG (TV Series)
Chief Aubrey McBride
 2000 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Red Brown
- Liar's Poker (2000) ... Red Brown
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Owens
- Humpty Dumpty (1999) ... Mr. Owens
 1999 Felicity (TV Series)
Older Man on Train
- The Depths (1999) ... Older Man on Train
 1999 Love Songs (TV Movie)
Mack (segment "Love Song for Champ, A")
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
Mr. Hawkins
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
'Uncle Ty' Emerson
- The Trial (1998) ... 'Uncle Ty' Emerson
 1997 Better Than Ever
 1996 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Grandpa McGee
- Sh-Boing-Boing (1996) ... Grandpa McGee
 1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
- Grumpy Old Man (1996) ... Knuckleball
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Archie Cook
- Who Killed the King of the Country Club? (1995) ... Archie Cook
 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie)
 1995 Due South (TV Series)
Herb Colling
- An Eye for an Eye (1995) ... Herb Colling
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 No Mercy
 1984 Violated
District Attorney
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie)
 1973 Gordon's War
Luther the Pimp
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He played the role of Doaker in the Broadway production of August Wilson's Piano Lesson in 1990 See more »

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Survived by his third wife Jacqueline Alston-Gordon; a son Rufus Carl III, five daughters Gloria Gurley and Candise, Demethress, Yvette and Jasmine Gordon; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

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