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Lloyd Richards (II) (1919–2006)

Lloyd Richards was born on June 29, 1919 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Lloyd George Richards. He was a director and actor, known for The Piano Lesson (1995), Paul Robeson (1979) and Freeman (1977). He was married to Barbara Davenport. He died on June 29, 2006 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Piano Lesson
The Piano Lesson Director
Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson Director
Freeman Director
The 45th Annual Tony Awards
The 45th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Winner: Regional Theatre Award


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 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 Paul Robeson (TV Movie)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1979)
 1977 Freeman (TV Movie)
 1977 Visions (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Freeman (1977)
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 1956 The Little Foxes (TV Movie)
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 1998 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (Documentary) (academic advisor)
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 2006 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film (2006) ... Himself
 2005 Character Studies (TV Series)
- Ruth (2005) ... Himself
 1987-2003 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Moderator
- Playwright, Director & Choreographer (2003) ... Himself - Moderator
- Playwright & Director (1987) ... Himself
 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Play
 1995 The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Regional Theatre Award
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 2016 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (Documentary) (post-production)
 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)

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(October 2 to November 22, 1987) He directed August Wilson's play, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C. See more »

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Born in Toronto to Jamaican parents. His father was a supporter and a follower of black nationalist Marcus Garvey. See more »

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