Tony-nominated actor who starred in such Broadway musicals as Lost in the Stars, The Night That Made America Famous, and Timbuktu!
In 1960, he graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York. He subsequently became a member of the famous Actors Studio.
He received a Theatre World Award for his performance in a 1964 off-Broadway musical entitled Jerico-Jim Crow.
He was born in New York City to a family of African-American heritage. He died in Vienna, Austria at the age of forty-eight.
He was a protege of Harlem Renaissance leader Langston Hughes.