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Oh, the ’70s, back when a jive turkey was the last thing you wanted to be but being called a brick house was a compliment.
If there’s one woman who knows all about the colorful era, it’s Pam Grier, the former screen siren known for playing strong, sexy, street-smart protagonists in popular black films like Foxy Brown, Coffy and Sheba Baby.
“It was a movement,” Grier, 67, now says of the films in her heyday. “Characters like Foxy and Coffy showed how a woman could be a lady and still be able to defend herself. We were trying to be expressive and progressive. »
Fans said goodbye to Tommy Ford on Wednesday when the actor died at the young age of 52.
Born Thomas Mykal Ford, the actor was hospitalized earlier in the week and died on Wednesday, the actor’s agent confirmed to People. In a statement obtained by People, his family stated: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford. On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. »
- Alexia Fernandez
Tommy Ford, known for his role as Tommy Strawn on the ’90s sitcom Martin, has died. He was 52.
Born Thomas Mykal Ford on Sept. 15, 1964 in Los Angeles, the actor, who was hospitalized Sunday, died Wednesday, his agent confirmed to People.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford,” Ford’s family said in a statement obtained by People. “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. »
Actor Tommy Ford, a regular on the Fox comedy “Martin” and Upn sitcom “The Parkers,” was taken off life support an Atlanta hospital Wednesday afternoon, TMZ reports. Ford was on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was 52.
Ford’s rep released a statement on behalf of his family confirming his passing, which read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford.”
It is with great sorrow we share the announcement from Tommy's family. pic.twitter.com/NzLNxH1drT
— J Pervis Talent (@JPervisTalent) October 12, 2016
An Instagram post on his official account said the actor was surrounded by family and friends.
Martin Lawrence tweeted, “We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love 2 the world & you’ll be greatly missed.”
We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship »
- Variety Staff
Tommy Ford, a star of ’90s sitcom Martin, has been hospitalized, a rep for the actor confirms to People.
Ford, who appeared on all five seasons of the series from 1992 to 1997, has been on life support at an Atlanta hospital since Sunday after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen, according to TMZ.
Since his hospitalization over the weekend, a source tells People that the actor’s costars are traveling to Atlanta to be with the actor, including Tichina Arnold who “dropped everything” to be with Ford.
“She just dropped everything to fly out there. She was supposed to be on a carpet, »
“Eddie Murphy has had a spectacular career as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director, spanning more than 35 years,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions. “We look forward to honoring his extraordinary body of work.”
Murphy broke into show business in 1980 as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and starred in his first movie two years later in “48 Hrs.” He received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Trading Places,” “The Nutty Professor” and “48 Hrs.”
Murphy also won a SAG Award and the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for “Dreamgirls” and received a nomination for »
- Dave McNary
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