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Duane Jones (I) (1937–1988)


Cult figure who will forever be remembered as Ben, the resourceful yet ill-fated hero of George A. Romero's low-budget zombie film Night of the Living Dead (1968). Jones was a former English professor who directed at the Maguire Theater at the Old Westbury campus of New York State University, and he additionally served as artistic director at the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ganja & Hess
Ganja & Hess Dr. Hess Green
(1973)
To Die For
To Die For Simon Little
(1988)
Beat Street
Beat Street Robert
(1984)

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 1989 Fright House (Video)
Charles Harmon (segment "Abadon")
 1988 Negatives
Charles
 1988 To Die For
Simon Little
 1986 Vampires
Charles Harmon
 1984 Beat Street
Robert
 1982 Losing Ground
Duke
 1973 Ganja & Hess
Dr. Hess Green
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Alternate Names:

Duane L. Jones

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

"It never occurred to me that I was hired because I was black. But it did occur to me that because I was black it would give a different historic element to the film." (on being cast as Ben in "Night of the Living Dead")

Trivia:

He never saw any of George A. Romero's other films, including Dawn of the Dead (1978) or Day of the Dead (1985). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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