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Richard Ward

Richard Ward, (March 15, 1915 – July 1, 1979) was a gravel-voiced African American actor on the stage, television, and in films, from 1949 until his death. Though best known through his TV appearances late in life, both in sitcoms and police procedurals, Ward also had an extensive film resume and a distinguished stage career, one of the highlights of the latter being his portrayal of Willy Loman in the 1972 production of Death of a Salesman, staged in Baltimore's Center Stage (the first African American production of Arthur Miller's signature opus, produced with the playwright's blessing); Ward's own favorite among his theatrical vehicles was Ceremonies in Dark Old Men.

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Mar 15, 1915 In Glenside, Pennsylvania, US
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie All Men's Dead 2012-01-01
Known For
Poster of The Jeffersons
Poster of Sanford and Son
Poster of All in the Family
Poster of Nothing But a Man
Movie All Men's Dead Heinrich Maksimov 2012-01-01
Movie Miracle at St. Anna Buffalo Soldier 2008-09-15
Movie Brubaker Abraham Cook 1980-06-20
Movie The Jerk Father 1979-12-14
Movie Family Enforcer Gunsmith 1976-10-29
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Movie Starsky and Hutch Captain Doobey 1975-05-01
Series Beacon Hill 1975-08-25
Movie Mandingo Agamemnon 1975-06-06
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Movie For Pete's Sake Bernie 1974-06-26
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Cops and Robbers Paul Jones 1973-08-15
Series The Brian Keith Show Unknown 1972-09-15
Series Sanford and Son Unknown 1972-01-14
Movie Across 110th Street Doc Johnson 1972-12-19
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Movie Brother John Frank 1971-08-15
Series The Immortal Unknown 1970-09-24
Movie The Learning Tree Booker Savage 1969-08-06
Movie Nothing But a Man Mill Hand 1964-12-27
Movie Black Like Me Burt Wilson 1964-01-01
Movie The Cool World Street speaker 1963-09-02
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Decoy Unknown 1957-10-14
Movie Carib Gold Unknown 1957-09-30
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24