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Cleavon Little


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Birth Name: Cleavon Little
Born: 06/01/1939
Birth Place: Chickasaw, Oklahoma, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 10/22/1992

Stage-trained African-American comic actor who garnered international acclaim for his portrayal of Black Bart, the unlikely sheriff, in Mel Brooks' Western spoof "Blazing Saddles" (1974). Little's big break came with a turn in Peter Yates' "John and Mary" (1969), alongside Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow. In 1970, he starred on stage in Ossie Davis' musical "Purlie", for which he won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award, and appeared in Davis' landmark black independent film, "Cotton Comes to Harlem". Throughout his career, Little displayed a manic, live wire comic energy and a flamboyant, streetwise style of line delivery.

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