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Ji-Tu Cumbuka

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Biography

Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Ji-Tu Cumbuka is one of the many U.S. African actors who overcame walls of adversity in the 60s. Born in Montgomery County, Alabama on March fourth, 1942 in an era of oppression, Ji-Tu did not let social norms hold him back from what he loved. Opportunities were slim; a U.S. African actor of the 40s and 50s held roles as house maids or were confined to the parody roles of minstrel shows. Being born in a society of black and white, Ji-Tu defined what the basis of the Civil Rights Movement was. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Black Captain

Up the Sandbox 1972

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Character: Reginald Brown

Midnight Edition 1993

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Character: Toothless Gambler

Harlem Nights 1989

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Character: Bernie Feldstein

Doin' Time 1985

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Character: Alley Pimp

Bachelor Party 1984

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Character: Emperor's Bodyguard

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982

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Character: Moorish Warrior

MacGyver 1985

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Character: Omar

Kung Fu 1972

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Character: Lafayette Delacroix

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Big Dan Anger

Night Gallery 1969

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Character: Sonny Whitaker

CBS Summer Playhouse 1987

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Character: Slim Snedeger - Hobo on Train

Bound for Glory 1976

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Character: Sgt. Gannett

Walk Proud 1979

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Character: Brother Lateef

The Jericho Mile 1979

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Character: Oscar

Maurie 1973

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Character: Bubba Malone

The Dukes of Hazzard 1979

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Character: Jim Saunders

The Snoop Sisters 1972

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Character: Woody Shaw

Flesh & Blood 1979

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