Ron O'Neal

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Ron O'Neal
Born(1937-09-01)September 1, 1937
Utica, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 14, 2004(2004-01-14) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
 
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Ron O'Neal
Born(1937-09-01)September 1, 1937
Utica, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 14, 2004(2004-01-14) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor

Ron O'Neal (September 1, 1937 – January 14, 2004) was an American actor, director and screenwriter.

O'Neal was born in Utica, New York. O'Neal is most remembered for his starring role as Youngblood Priest in the blaxploitation film Super Fly and the Cuban officer Colonel Bella in the film Red Dawn, although he also had recurring roles on the television show Living Single as Synclaire's father and as Whitley Gilbert's father on A Different World. He was also a regular on the 1982 series Bring 'Em Back Alive with Bruce Boxleitner in which he played the Sultan of Johore.

He died in 2004 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the same day Super Fly was released on DVD in the US.[1] He died in Los Angeles, California.

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