Al Freeman

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Birthday
21, 1934
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 9, 2012 (78)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1934
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 9, 2012 (78)

About

Civil Rights-era actor who portrayed outspoken black men, most notably Elijah Mummamed in Spike Lee's Malcolm X.

Before Fame

He started on stage in the Broadway adaptation of Richard Wright's The Long Dream.

Trivia

His most popular, and long-lasting role was as Police Captain Ed Hall on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, from 1972 to '87.

Family Life

His parents divorced when he was young, and he spent much of his childhood shuttling between states living with either parents.

Associated With

Denzel Washington starred opposite him, as the title role in Malcolm X.

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