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Nipsey Russell Biography (1924-)
Born October 13, 1924, in Atlanta, GA. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Norby Walters Associates, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 264, New York, NY 10019.
As co-host on The Les Crane Show, Nipsey Russell was the first black emcee ona national television program.
- Birth Details
- October 13, 1924
- Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Tin Man, The Wiz, Universal, 1978.
- Mr. Rip and Benjamin, Nemo (also known as Dream One), Columbia, 1984.
- Edwards, Wildcats, Warner Brothers, 1985.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Officer Anderson, Car 54, Where Are You? NBC, 1961-62.
- emcee, The Les Crane Show (also known as ABC's Nighlife), ABC, 1965.
- Honey Robinson, Barefoot in the Park, ABC, 1970-71.
- regular, The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1972-73.
- co-host, The Dean Martin Comedy World, NBC, 1974.
- panelist, Masquerade Party, syndicated, 1974-75.
- regular, Rhyme and Reason, ABC, 1975.
- host, Nipsey Russell's Juvenile Jury, Black Entertainment Television, 1986--.
- The Tonight Show, NBC, 1959.
- Sweepstakes, NBC, 1979.
- Chain Reaction, NBC, 1980.
- Also Arthur Godfrey, CBS; The Mouse Factory, syndicated; The $50,000 Pyramid; and has appeared on numerous talk shows and game shows.
- Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast, NBC, 1974.
- Vinnie, "Fame," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1978.
- Uptown, NBC, 1980.
October 1, 2005: Russell died on October 1, 2005, in Manhattan, New York, of cancer. He was 80. Source:
New York Times, www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/arts/04russell.html, October 4, 2005; CNN.com, www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/04/obit.russell.ap/index.html, October 4, 2005.October 2, 2005: Russell died on October 2, 2005, in Manhattan, New York, of cancer. He was 80. Source:
New York Times, www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/arts/04russell.html, October 4, 2005; CNN.com, www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/04/obit.russell.ap/index.html, October 4, 2005.
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