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Cuba Gooding (1944–2017)

Cuba Gooding was born on April 27, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Cuba M. Gooding. He was an actor, known for Thank God It's Friday (1978), Children of the Struggle (1999) and Gedo (2000). He was married to Shirley Sullivan and Gail Barbara Harris. He died on April 20, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Children of the Struggle Southern Gentleman
Gedo Pawn Shop Owner
Destination Fame Mr. Manus


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 2012 Destination Fame (Video)
Mr. Manus
 2004 Roscoe's House of Chicken n Waffles (Video)
Fast Black
 2000 Gedo (Video)
Pawn Shop Owner
 1999 Children of the Struggle
Southern Gentleman
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 1985 Sudden Death (performer: "I've Got The Hots")
 1978 Thank God It's Friday (performer: "Dance All Night")
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 2010 VH1 Rock Docs (TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America (2010) ... (special thanks - as Cuba Gooding Sr.)
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  The Sugar Shack (filming)
Self (as Cuba Gooding Sr.)
 2018 The 60th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
Self - Singer of The Main Ingredient (In Memoriam) (as Cuba Gooding Sr., credit only)
 2013 All-Star Celebrity Care for Kids Benefit (TV Special)
 2011 Way Black When: Primetime (TV Series)
Self - Performer
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Self - Performer
 2005 My Music: Funky Soul Superstars (TV Special documentary)
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
- Strictly Business (1993) ... Self
 1973-1990 Soul Train (TV Series)
Self - Guest / Self
- Soul II Soul/The Main Ingredient/Foster and McElroy (1990) ... Self - Guest (as The Main Ingredient)
- War/Main Ingredient (1975) ... Self (as The Main Ingredient)
- Curtis Mayfield/The Main Ingredient/Bloodstone (1974) ... Self - Guest (as The Main Ingredient)
- Curtis Mayfield/The Main Ingredient/Hank Ballard (1973) ... Self - Guest (as The Main Ingredient)
 1973 Save the Children (Documentary)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 2017 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
- Episode #36.191 (2017) ... Self (as Cuba Gooding Sr.)

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Other Works:

TV commercial: Co-host, with Angie Corley, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Sweet Souls of the 70s" music collection. See more »

Alternate Names:

Cuba Gooding Sr. | The Main Ingredient


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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