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Moses Gunn (October 2, 1929December 16, 1993) was an American actor. October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


A formidable Obie-winning stage player, he co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company in the 1960s. His 1962 Broadway debut was in Jean Genet's The Blacks. He was nominated for a 1976 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for The Poison Tree. The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ... Jean Genet (December 19, 1910 - April 15, 1986), was a prominent, sometimes infamous, French writer and later political activist. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Gunn is best-remembered for his portrayal of mobster Bumpy Jonas in the first two Shaft movies, and for his brief role of Booker T. Washington in the 1981 movie Ragtime, a performance which won him an NAACP Image award. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1977 for his role in the TV mini-series Roots. He also costarred with Avery Brooks on the TV series A Man Called Hawk. Gunn also appeared in a multi-episode story arc as atheist shop owner Carl Dixon on the sitcom Good Times. Flag Seal Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Missouri Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 66. ... DVD cover Shaft is a 1971 blaxploitation film which tells the story of a detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the Italian mob in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster. ... Booker T. Washington Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an African American political leader, educator and author. ... Second edition cover of Maple Leaf Rag, perhaps the most famous rag of all Ragtime is an American musical genre, enjoying its peak popularity around the years 1900–1918. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... An Emmy Award. ... Roots was a 1977 American television miniseries based on Alex Haleys work Roots: The Saga of an American Family, his critically acclaimed genealogical novel. ... Brooks as Sisko Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American actor. ... A Man Called Hawk was a primetime television series that ran on the ABC television network between January 1989 and May 1989. ... Atheism, in its broadest sense, is the absence of theism (the belief in the existence of deities). ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Good Times is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast from February 1, 1974 until August 1, 1979 on the CBS television network. ...


Gunn is member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


He died from the complications of asthma in Guilford, Connecticut in 1993. Guilford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...


Partial filmography

A shaft can be Look up shaft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Original theatrical release poster. ... The NeverEnding Story, or Die Unendliche Geschichte (its German title), is the 1984 film adaptation of the fantasy novel by Michael Ende. ... Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood about the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada, West Indies. ... Gloria Naylors first novel The Women of Brewster Place was released as a made-for-television film in 1989. ...

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Moses Gunn (October 2, 1929 – December 16, 1993) was an American actor.
Louis, Missouri, Gunn is best-remembered for his portrayal of mobster Bumpy Jonas in the first two Shaft movies, and for his brief role of Booker T. Washington in the 1981 movie Ragtime, a performance which won him an NAACP Image award.
Gunn also appeared in a multi-episode story arc as atheist shop owner Carl Dixon on the sitcom Good Times.
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