Ted Ross

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Birthday
30, 1934
Birthplace
Zanesville, OH
Death Date
Sep 3, 2002 (68)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1934
Birthplace
Zanesville, OH
Death Date
Sep 3, 2002 (68)

About

African-American stage and screen actor who won a Tony Award for his performance as The Cowardly Lion in the original 1975 Broadway production of The Wiz.

Before Fame

He dropped out of high school in 1950 and joined the United States Air Force.

Trivia

He appeared in the 1978 film version of The Wiz, as well as in such movies as Police Academy and The Fisher King.

Family Life

He was born in Zanesville, Ohio. His mother, Elizabeth Russell, was a nightclub singer.

Associated With

He made his film debut alongside James Earl Jones in a 1976 comedic sports film entitled The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings.