(Reuters) – Actor Al Freeman Jr., maybe best famous for his description of Nation of Islam personality Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee‘s 1992 film “Malcolm X,” has died, Howard University pronounced on Friday.
“It is with extensive unhappiness that a flitting of a dear Professor Al Freeman, Jr. is confirmed,” Kim James Bey, chair of a university’s museum dialect pronounced in a statement. Freeman was a expertise member during a university.
She gave no sum about a genocide of Freeman, who was 78 and taught behaving during a Washington-based university, though pronounced a matter would be released later.
Freeman’s prolonged career in film, radio and museum enclosed an fast purpose personification military Captain Ed Hall on a TV soap show “One Life to Live” from 1972 by 1987.
He was credited with being a initial African American to win a Daytime Emmy Award for superb lead actor for his work on a soap opera, a esteem he was awarded in 1979.
Freeman’s museum credits enclosed a starring purpose on Broadway in James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mister Charlie” in 1964.
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