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Max Roach (I) (1924–2007)

Max Roach was born on January 10, 1924 in Newland, North Carolina, USA. He was a composer and actor, known for Go, Go Second Time Virgin (1969), Black Sun (1964) and The Notorious Bettie Page (2005). He was previously married to Janus Adams, Abbey Lincoln and ?. He died on August 15, 2007 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Black Sun Music Department


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 2002 How to Draw a Bunny (Documentary)
 1996 Gensyn med Johannesburg (Documentary)
 1981 Death of a Prophet (TV Movie)
 1965 El marciano (Short)
 1962/II Dilemma
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "We Insist--Freedom Now!" (Candid Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »


Janus Adams  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »


Daryl Roach | See more »


Alphonse Roach | Cressie Roach


Kyle Maxwell Roach (grandchild) | See more »

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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1991. See more »


The Duke Ellington of the Drums

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