Cleavon Little Biography (1939-)

Born June 1, 1939, in Chickasha, OK; son of Malachi (a gardener) and DeEtta (Jones) Little; married Valerie Wiggins, February 19, 1972 (divorced, 1974). Addresses: AGENT--Jack Fields Agency, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
June 1, 1939
Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States

Famous Works

  • What's So Bad About Feeling Good, Universal, 1968.
  • Cotton Comes to Harlem, United Artists, 1970.
  • Vanishing Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971.
  • Blazing Saddles, Warner Brothers, 1974.
  • Greased Lightning, Warner Brothers, 1977.
  • FM, Universal, 1978.
  • Scavenger Hunt, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.
  • High Risk, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1981.
  • Jimmy the Kid, Zephyr, 1982.
  • Once Bitten, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1985.
  • Regular, The David Frost Revue, syndicated, 1971-73.
  • Jerry Noland, Temperature's Rising, ABC, 1972-74.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • "Uptown Saturday Night," Comedy Theatre, NBC, 1981.
  • All in the Family, CBS.
  • Felony Squad, ABC.
  • Loveboat, ABC.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Mr. Dugan, CBS.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • The Homecoming--A Christmas Story, CBS, 1971.
  • The Brothers Grimm, 1977.
  • Don't Look Back, 1981.
  • Also The Day the Earth Moved.
  • STAGE DEBUT--A Raisin in the Sun, Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA.
  • OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Americana, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) matinee series, Theatre de Lys, January 8, 1966.
  • The Skin of Our Teeth, La Jolla Playhouse, CA.
  • Macbeth, New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), Mobile Theatre, 1966.
  • Muslim Witch and a conspirator, MacBird!, Village Gate Theatre, New YorkCity, 1967.
  • Foxtrot, Scuba Duba, New Theatre, New York City, 1967.
  • title role, Hamlet, NYSF, Mobile Theatre, New York City, 1968.
  • Lee Haines, Jimmy Shine, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968.
  • Paul Odum, Someone's Comin' Hungry, Pocket Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Rufus, The Ofay Watcher, Stage 73 Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Father Xavier, Kumaliza, The Other Stage Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Title role, Purlie, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • Shogo, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1972.
  • title role, The Great Macdaddy, with the Negro Ensemble Company, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1974.
  • Corpie, The Charlatan, Mark Taper Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, 1974.
  • Lewis, All Over Town, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974.
  • Willy Stepp, The Poison Tree, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1976.
  • Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Brooklyn AcademyTheatre, New York City, 1976.
  • Same Time Next Year, 1977.
  • Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, with the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, 1978.
  • Simon Able, Sly Fox, San Diego production, 1978.
  • Lester Young, The Resurrection of Lady Lester, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1981.
  • Meadowlark Rachel Warner, Two Fish in the Sky, Theatre at St.
  • Peter's Church, New York City, 1982.
  • title role, Keyboard, with the Henry Street Settlement, Louis Abrons Artsfor Living Center, New York City, 1982.
  • Midge, I'm Not Rappaport, Seattle Repertory Theatre, WA, 1985, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985, and Booth Theatre, New York City, 1986.

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