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Duane Jones (I) (1937–1988)

Cult figure who will forever be remembered as Ben, the resourceful yet ill-fated hero of George A. Romero's low-budget zombie film Night of the Living Dead (1968). Jones was a former English professor who directed at the Maguire Theater at the Old Westbury campus of New York State University, and he additionally served as artistic director at the ... See full bio »

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 2012 Living Dead
 1989 Fright House (Video)
Charles Harmon (segment "Abadon")
 1988 Negatives
 1988 To Die For
Simon Little
 1986 Vampires
Charles Harmon
 1984 Beat Street
 1982 Losing Ground
 1973 Ganja & Hess
Dr. Hess Green
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Duane L. Jones


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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"It never occurred to me that I was hired because I was black. But it did occur to me that because I was black it would give a different historic element to the film." (on being cast as Ben in "Night of the Living Dead")


In an audio interview conducted shortly before his untimely death in 1988, he recalled an occasion during which he met with a group of his theater students at a local café near the Old Westbury campus on Long Island, New York, when they were suddenly awestruck at the film then playing on TV. Duane turned around and noticed that the movie playing on the television in the café was none other than ... See more »

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