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Lloyd Richards (II) (1919–2006)

Lloyd Richards was born on June 29, 1919 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Lloyd George Richards. He was a director and actor, known for American Playhouse (1981), The Piano Lesson (1995) and The Wide World of Mystery (1973). He was married to Barbara Davenport. He died on June 29, 2006 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Piano Lesson Director
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 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 Paul Robeson (TV Movie)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Freeman (TV Movie)
 1977 Visions (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Freeman (1977)
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 1956 The Little Foxes (TV Movie)
 1954 Harlem Detective (TV Series)
- I Hate Women (1954)
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 1998 Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (Documentary) (academic advisor)
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 2006 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
 2005 Character Studies (TV Series)
- Ruth (2005) ... Self
 1987-2003 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
Self / Self - Moderator
- Playwright, Director & Choreographer (2003) ... Self - Moderator
- New Play Development (1994) ... Self
- Playwright & Director (1987) ... Self
 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 1995 The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Self - Winner
 1961 Playwright at Work (TV Mini-Series)
- Lorraine Hansberry (1961) ... Self
 1959 The David Susskind Show (TV Series)
- This Year on Broadway (1959) ... Self
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 2018 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (Documentary)
 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)

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(January 18 to April 1, 1990) He directed August Wilson's play, "The Piano Lesson," in a Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson and Yale Repertory Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California with Charles S. Dutton, S. Epatha Merkerson and Rocky Carroll in the cast. Dwight D.... See more »

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He was awarded the 1990 Drama-Logue Award for Best Direction for "The Piano Lesson" in a Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson and Yale Repertory Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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