William Marshall

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Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jun 11, 2003 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Jun 11, 2003 (78)

About

Best remembered for his roles in the early 1970s movies Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream, this popular actor also appeared in Star Trek (as Dr. Richard Daystrom) and in Pee-Wee's Playhouse (as the King of Cartoons). Also a stage actor, he performed in Broadway productions of The Green Pastures and Carmen Jones.

Before Fame

After studying visual art at New York University, he trained at a number of famous acting schools, including the Actors Studio and Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse.

Trivia

He co-starred with Jerry Lee Lewis in a musical theater adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello.

Family Life

He had a more than four-decade relationship with Sylvia Gussin Jarrico. Between 1954 and 1986, he fathered four children: Claude Marshall, Malcolm Juarez, Gina Loring, and Tariq Marshall.

Associated With

Actor Sidney Poitier delivered the eulogy at Marshall's funeral.

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