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Robin Harris (I) (1953–1990)

Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. Spike Lee dedicated Mo'Better Blues to Harris after his... See full bio »


(age 36) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Butterbean Jones
 1990 House Party
 1989 Harlem Nights
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Bartender at Sam's
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 1992 Bébé's Kids (characters)
 1990 One Night Stand (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Robin Harris (1990)
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 1991 House Party 2 (in memory of - as Robin 'Pop' Harris)
 1990 You're Right... I'm Sorry (TV Movie) (dedicated to the memory of)
 1990 In Living Color (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- The Wrath of Farrakhan (1990) ... (in memory of)
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 1992 Bébé's Kids
 1990 One Night Stand (TV Series)
- Robin Harris (1990) ... Himself
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 2014 Unsung Hollywood (TV Series documentary)
- Robin Harris (2014) ... Himself
 2006 We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story (Video documentary)
 2004 BET Comedy Awards (TV Special)
Himself (In Memory Of)
 1993 Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (TV Movie documentary)

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Other Works:

Album, "Bé-Bé's Kids," Wing/PolyGram Records 841 960, 1990. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robin 'Pop' Harris

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The comedy album "Bebe's Kids" was released shortly after his death. Recorded live in Los Angeles in over two time periods (October 1989 at The Comedy Act Theater and March 1990 at The Comedy Crunch), the release of "Bebe's Kids" fulfilled Harris' wish to release a comedy album. See more »

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