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Nipsey Russell

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Birthday
15, 1918
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
Oct 2, 2005 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1918
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Death Date
Oct 2, 2005 (87)

About

Actor who starred in The Wiz and was popular as a panelist on several TV game shows including: Match Game, Hollywood Squares, and Pyramid. 

Before Fame

His first job was as a carhop at the Atlanta drive-in, The Varsity. 

Trivia

He recited short humorous poems on game shows that earned him the title of "the poet of laureate of television." 

Family Life

He was born with the name Julius grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Associated With

He was an occasional guest on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show.