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Frankie Crocker (1940–2000)

On air-radio personality who was prominent during the late 60s through the early 80s in New York City. Conceptualized the "Urban Contemporary" format while Program Director for WBLS-FM New York City that is the staple of most urban radio stations today.Began his career in Buffalo, New York got his big break with WMCA-AM and then WWRL-AM in New ... See full bio »

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(age 59) in Miami, Florida, USA

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That's the Way of the World Frankie Crocker
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Cleopatra Jones Frankie Crocker
(1973)

Filmography

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 1997 Spider-Man: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Jimmy Dugan
- Partners in Danger Chapter 1: Guilty (1997) ... Jimmy Dugan (voice)
 1993 Taking the Heat (TV Movie)
Disc Jockey
 1978 Death Drug
Drug dealer
 1975 Darktown Strutters
Stuff
 1975 That's the Way of the World
Frankie Crocker
 1973 Five on the Black Hand Side
Rolls Royce
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
Frankie Crocker
Hide Hide Show Show Self (6 credits)
 1998 Top Ten (TV Series documentary)
Self - Intertviewee
- Disco (1998) ... Self - Intertviewee
 1986 VH1 New Visions (TV Series)
Self - Host VJ (1986)
 1985 VH1 Music Videos (TV Series)
Self - Video Jockey
 1983 Friday Night (TV Series)
Self (1990-94)
 1976 Soul Train (TV Series)
Self
- The Sylvers/Sun (1976) ... Self
 1973 Jimi Hendrix (Documentary)
Self - Interviewee
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 2015 The Seventies (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Self - Music DJ
- What's Goin' On (2015) ... Self - Music DJ
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