One of the founding members of New York's Negro Ensemble Company
Did You Know?
"When you talk about actors in film who are black, for a long time, the only one out there at the box office was Sidney Poitier
. Now there are three or four, but not many more".
Studied in the speech and drama graduate program at The University of Kansas from 1959 t0 1961, but did not received his M.A. from KU until returning in 1989 to complete his graduate degree work. In 2008, his widow, Gwen, donated much of his career memorabilia to KU, where it is now displayed.