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Calvin Lockhart (Bert Cooper)

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Biography

Nassau, Bahamas
Bahamian-born Calvin Lockhart first caught moviegoers' attention in the supercharged urban films Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) and Halls of Anger (1970) before becoming a fairly steady fixture in the "blaxploitation" movies of the early-to-mid 1970s.

Born Bert Cooper to a large family in Nassau on October 18, 1934, he was raised there before moving to New York in his late teens with initial designs on becoming a civil engineer (Cooper Union School of Engineering). Dropping out after a year to pursue an acting career, Calvin worked as a carpenter and construction worker, among other odd jobs. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Irving Amadeus

Myra Breckinridge 1970

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Character: Rev. Deke O'Malley

Cotton Comes to Harlem 1970

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Character: Quincy Davis

Halls of Anger 1970

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Character: Frankie J. Parker

Melinda 1972

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Character: Silky Slim

Uptown Saturday Night 1974

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Character: Tom Newcliffe

The Beast Must Die 1974

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Character: Samuel

Rain 2008

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Character: King Willie

Predator 2 1990

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Character: Colonel Izzi

Coming to America 1988

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Character: Zeke Nkosi

Mogul 1965

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008

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Character: Allen 'Angel' Walter

Starsky and Hutch 1975

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Character: Akanu

Plays of Today 1969

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