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Encyclopedia > William H. Marshall
William H. Marshall

Birth name William Horace Marshall
Born August 19, 1924
Gary, Indiana
Died June 11, 2003
Los Angeles, California

William Horace Marshall (19 August 192411 June 2003) was an American actor, director and opera singer. He is best known for his title role in the 1972 blaxploitation classic, Blacula. In some of his films, he was credited as Bill Marshall. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 258 × 290 pixelsFull resolution (258 × 290 pixel, file size: 21 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Actor Wiliam H. Marshall This is a publicity photo of William H. Marshall Source: lakenetnwi. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The New Opera in Oslo, Norway The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles 1971) Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted the urban African American audience; the word itself is a combination of the words black and exploitation. Blaxploitation... Blacula is the name of a fictional character that appeared in two blaxploitation horror films produced for American International Pictures in 1972 and 1973, respectively. ...


Marshall was born in Gary, Indiana, and later lived north of Hanson Dam in Pacoima, California. His film career spanned from 1952 through 1996. He had a commanding height of 6 ft 5 inches, and a deep bass voice reminiscent of that of James Earl Jones. This article is about the city in Indiana, for other uses of Gary, see Gary (disambiguation). ... Hansen Dam in Los Angeles County, California was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District in 1939 and 1940. ... Pacoima is a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, in the northeastern San Fernando Valley. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... A bass (or basso in Italian) is a male singer who sings in the deepest vocal range of the human voice. ... James Earl Jones (b. ...

William H. Marhsall played Mamuwalde in "Blacula" 1972 and "Scream Blacula Scream" 1973

Although trained as a classical actor, and having performed in Shakespeare plays many times on the stage, Marshall received widespread fame for his role in the vampire spoof Blacula and its sequel Scream Blacula Scream, as well as his parts in a number of 1950s Tarzan films in which he played tribal chiefs, including 1954's Demetrius and the Gladiators. Marshall later played the highly-memorable King of Cartoons on Pee-wee's Playhouse during the 1980s (the character's catch phrase "Let...the cartoooon...begin!" became immensely popular), and is also remembered by television viewers for his roles as Dr. Richard Daystrom in the Star Trek episode "The Ultimate Computer" and as travelling opera singer Thomas Bowers on Bonanza. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 200 × 150 pixelsFull resolution (200 × 150 pixel, file size: 5 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Blacula (1972) This is a movie-screenshot of William H. Marshall in Blacula(1972) Source: filmbuffonline. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 200 × 150 pixelsFull resolution (200 × 150 pixel, file size: 5 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Blacula (1972) This is a movie-screenshot of William H. Marshall in Blacula(1972) Source: filmbuffonline. ... Blacula is the name of a fictional character that appeared in two blaxploitation horror films produced for American International Pictures in 1972 and 1973, respectively. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: Short If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Vampires (or vampyres) are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ... Parody of Back to the Future In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: Short If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... // Recovering from World War I and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... James H. Pierce and Joan Burroughs Pierce starred in the 1932-34 Tarzan radio series 1964 Edition of Tarzan of the Apes Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... Demetrius and the Gladiators was a 1954 drama film that was a sequel to The Robe. ... The King of Cartoons was a character on Pee-wees Playhouse, played by two African-American actors, Gilbert Lewis (season one) and William Marshall (all subsequent seasons). ... This article contains a trivia section. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Dr. Richard Daystrom is a character from the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... The Ultimate Computer is a season two episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast on March 8, 1968 and repeated June 28, 1968. ... Thomas Bowers (ca. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ...


Marshall died from complications arising from Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by four children: Tariq Marshall, his youngest son, Gina Loring, his daughter, Malcolm Juarez Marshall, and Claude Marshall.


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