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Vantile Whitfield (1930–2005)

Born on September 8th 1930 in Washington D.C. Vantile Emmanuel Whitfield was the only son of Lugene Ellen Green and Theodore Roosevelt Whitfield. Vantile has two daughters, Bellina Logan, Elizabeth Whitfield and son Lance Vantile Whitfield. Vantile E. Whitfield was a director, teacher, playwright, set designer, and was the founding director of the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Tarzan Chief / Kimpu
Ashes and Embers


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 1982 Ashes and Embers (as Vantile Whitfield)
 1966-1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Chief / Kimpu
- Mask of Rona (1967) ... Chief
- The Ultimate Duel (1966) ... Kimpu
 1964 CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series)
- Great Gettin' Up Mornin' (1964) ... (as Van Whitfield)
 1964 Great Gettin' Up Mornin' (TV Movie)
Larry Henderson (as Van Whitfield)
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 1970 The Third Bill Cosby Special (TV Special documentary) (as Vantile Whitfield)
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 1977 Passing Through (special thanks)
 1973 As Above, So Below (thanks)

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Other Works:

His new adaptation of "You Stand Like a Fine Brownstone," was performed at the ETA Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.

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Alternate Names:

Van Whitfield

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He was awarded the 1992 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for New Adaptation for "You Stand Like a Fine Brownstone" at the ETA Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.

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