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Nipsey Russell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, best known today for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. His appearances were distinguished in part by the short, humorous poems he would recite during the broadcast. These lyrics became so closely associated with Russell that Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, Betty White, and others regularly referred to him as "the poet laureate of television." He also had a leading role in the film version of The Wiz. Russell was also a frequent guest on Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nipsey Russell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 15, 1918 In Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Merv Griffin Show 1962-10-01
Latest Project:
Series Spin City 1996-09-17
Known For
Poster of Spin City
Poster of Wildcats
Poster of Your Number's Up
Poster of The Wiz
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Movie Car 54, Where Are You? Police Captain Dave Anderson 1994-01-28
Movie Posse Snopes 1993-05-14
Movie Wildcats Ben Edwards 1986-02-14
Series Your Number's Up Host 1985-09-23
Movie Dream One Mr. Rip / Benjamin 1984-12-12
Movie Wiz on Down the Road Tinman 1978-01-01
Movie The Wiz Tinman 1978-10-24
Series The Love Boat Dan Manhoney 1977-09-24
Series The Dean Martin Comedy World Host 1974-06-06
Series Barefoot in the Park Honey Robinson 1970-09-24
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01