Duane Jones

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Birthday
2, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 22, 1988 (51)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jul 22, 1988 (51)

About

Actor who starred as Ben in the iconic 1968 horror film, Night of the Living Dead, which was the first horror film that featured a black star. He later became the executive director of the Black Theater Alliance at the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Sorbonne in France, and studied acting in New York City.

Trivia

He went on to teach acting, first at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and then privately.

Family Life

He grew up with one sister, Marva Jones Brooks.

Associated With

Robert Kirkman named a character after him in his graphic novel The Walking Dead.

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