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D'Urville Martin

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   D'Urville Martin (February 11, 1939 – May 28, 1984) was an American actor and director in both film and television. He appeared with regularity in numerous 1970s movies in the blaxploitation genre of films. Born in New York City, D'urville began his career in the mid 1960s, soon becoming a prominent recurring figure in the genre. Martin acted in several movies of the time, including Black Like Me and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Among his partners was the famous blaxploitation actor Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, playing his partner Toby in the Black Charley. Martin also directed films in his career, including Dolemite, starring Rudy Ray Moore. His career ended in 1984 with a heart attack at age 45 likely caused by his hard-partying lifestyle. Description above from the Wikipedia article D'Urville Martin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 11, 1939 In New York City, New York
Movie/TV Credits:
20
First Appeared:
In the movie Black Like Me 1964-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Black Hollywood 1984-11-28
Known For
Poster of Hell Up In Harlem
Poster of The Legend of Nigger Charley
Poster of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Poster of The Invaders
Filmography
Movie Black Hollywood Self 1984-11-28
Movie The Big Score Easy 1983-03-17
Movie Blind Rage Willie Black 1976-10-06
Movie Sheba, Baby Pilot 1975-03-26
Movie Boss Nigger Amos 1975-08-17
Movie Dolemite Willie Green 1975-04-26
Movie The Soul of Nigger Charley Toby 1973-05-15
Movie Black Caesar Rev. Rufus 1973-02-07
Movie Book of Numbers Billy Bowlegs 1973-04-10
Movie Five on the Black Hand Side Booker T. 1973-10-25
Movie Hell Up In Harlem Reverend Rufus 1973-12-01
Movie The Legend of Nigger Charley Toby 1972-03-16
Movie Hammer Sonny 1972-07-04
Movie The Final Comedown Billy Joe Ashley 1972-05-31
Movie Watermelon Man Bus Driver 1970-01-01
Movie A Time to Sing Luke Harper 1968-08-15
Movie Rosemary's Baby Diego 1968-06-12
Series The Invaders Casey 1967-01-10
Movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Frankie 1967-12-11
Movie Black Like Me Unknown 1964-01-01