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Ivan Dixon

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Birthday
6, 1931
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Mar 16, 2008 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1931
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Mar 16, 2008 (76)

About

Most famous for his role as United States Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant Kinchloe on the popular CBS sitcom Hogan's Heroes, he is also remembered for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of the title character in the 1967 CBS Playhouse movie The Final War of Olly Winter.

Before Fame

After earning a degree in theater from North Carolina Central University, he made his Broadway debut in the 1957 production of The Cave Dwellers. Two years later, he was featured in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun.

Trivia

During the 1970s and '80s, he pursued a career as a director, working on series such as The A-Team, The Waltons, and Magnum, P.I. An outspoken civil rights activist, he headed an organization known as Negro Actors for Action.

Family Life

He spent his early childhood in Harlem, New York, and his high school years in Gaston County, North Carolina. His marriage to Berlie Ray Dixon lasted from 1954 until his death in 2008.

Associated With

He served as actor Sidney Poitier's stunt double in the 1958 movie The Defiant Ones.

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