Cleavant Derricks

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Birthday
15, 1953
Birthplace
Tennessee
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
Tennessee

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About

Actor and singer who starred as James Early in the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls. This role earned him both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for Featured Actor in a Musical.

Before Fame

He started out as a Nashville gospel songwriter. He later traveled to New York to study acting.

Trivia

He played Rembrandt Brown on a science fiction television series called Sliders.

Family Life

His twin brother, Clinton, also had a career as a musician and actor.

Associated With

He performed with Sheryl Lee Ralph in Dreamgirls.

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