Adolph Caesar

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Adolph Caesar
AdolphCaesar.jpg
Born(1933-12-05)5 December 1933
New York City, New York, USA
Died6 March 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 52)
Los Angeles, California, USA
OccupationActor, Voice-over artist, Theatre director, dancer, choreographer
Spouse(s)Diane (1986†)
 
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Adolph Caesar
AdolphCaesar.jpg
Born(1933-12-05)5 December 1933
New York City, New York, USA
Died6 March 1986(1986-03-06) (aged 52)
Los Angeles, California, USA
OccupationActor, Voice-over artist, Theatre director, dancer, choreographer
Spouse(s)Diane (1986†)

Adolph Caesar (December 5, 1933 – March 6, 1986) was an American actor.

Biography[edit]

Born in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, he appeared in director Norman Jewison's film, A Soldier's Story for which he received a nomination for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" from both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. He also played the role of "Old Mister" in the Steven Spielberg film, The Color Purple and appeared in Fist of Fear, Touch of Death.

In addition to his film career, Caesar did much voice-over work for television and radio commercials, including theatrical previews and radio commercials for many blaxploitation films such as Cleopatra Jones, Superfly, Truck Turner and The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Caesar also lent his voice to the popular 80s cartoon Silverhawks. He played Hotwing, a magician and skilled illusionist.

Caesar's last completed film was Club Paradise released posthumously. Caesar was working on the Los Angeles set of the 1986 film, Tough Guys (with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas) when he suffered a heart attack and died a short time later. He was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. Caesar was survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1969Che!Juan Almeida
1979The HitterNathan
1980Fist of Fear, Touch of DeathTV Anchorman
1984A Soldier's StorySergeant WatersNominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1985The Color PurpleOld Mister
1986Club ParadiseSolomon Gundy

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