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Overview (3)

Born in Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died in Dayton, Ohio, USA  (complications from a stroke)
Birth NameTheodore Ross Roberts

Mini Bio (1)

He moved to Dayton, Ohio, with his family when he was 7. He was working as an MC at at club there during the 1950s when he entered the US Air Force. After his discharge, he continued to pursue his show business career. In films, he portrayed Bitterman in Arthur (1981) and its sequel Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988).

Other films include The Wiz (1978), Ragtime (1981), Amityville II: The Possession (1982), Police Academy (1984), The Fisher King (1991) and Stealing Home (1988). Television roles included a recurring role as Dean Harris on A Different World (1987) and The Cosby Show (1984) along with appearing in numerous shows such as The Jeffersons (1975), Benson (1979) and "The Equalizer" (1985).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (2)

Won Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for playing the Cowardly Lion in "The Wiz," a role he recreated in the film version of the same name, The Wiz (1978).
His ashes were sprinkled outside downtown Dayton.

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