Gilbert Moses, III Biography (1942-1995)



Born August 20, 1942, in Cleveland, OH; died of multiple myeloma, April 14, 1995, in New York, NY. Director. A prominent film and theater director, Moseswas also co-founder, with John O'Neal, of the Free Southern Theater, a pioneering black touring company of the 1960s. Moses was honored over the years with numerous awards for his work, including a 1969 Obie Award for Slave Ship written by Imamu Baraka, and a 1977 Obie Award for Taking of Miss Janie writtenby Ed Bullins, a production which was also named Best American Play of 1977by the New York Drama Critics Circle. In 1971 Moses was nominated for an Antoinette Perry Award for his production of the musical Ain't Supposed to Die aNatural Death, performed on Broadway. Principal film work included composingthe film score, music, and lyrics for Willie Dynamite in 1973, and directionof the 1979 film The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh, as well as two episodes of Roots in 1977 which won Moses an Emmy Award nomination and the Humanitas Award. In 1987 Moses won another Humanitas Award for The Day They Came to Arrest the Book. He was the producer of the PBS television production of The Ossie and Rubie Series in 1988.

Gender
Male
Occupation
director
Birth Details
August 20, 1942
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Death Details
April 14, 1995
New York, New York, United States

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